1000 Crickets And Cricket Complete Special Medium

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Description

Our Premium Disease Free, Pest Free, Live Crickets And Get All The Nutritional Needs of the Crickets for a Limited Time Only!

Large Crickets are between 3/4" & 1" .  Medium Crickets are between 1/2"- 5/8".  Small Crickets are between 1/4" and 3/8".  

  • Many cricket farmers have tried but few have succeeded in producing a cricket that is as healthy and hearty as ours.  We cut no corners when it comes to raising our crickets. If you ordered from other sources in the past, you will appreciate the pristine quality cricket and professional package that gets delivered to you.
  • Buy in bulk for an even better value.

Live Delivery Guarantee when following these guidelines:

  • Choose Winter Packaging if temperatures are below 50 and above 30.
  • No ordering of crickets if your transit night time temperatures are below 30 degrees (if you order, we will ship with no guarantee)
  • Selection of "Next Day Air" Shipping service (or Standard Shipping in GA, SC, Al)  if you order 1/8" or pinhead crickets

What if my crickets arrive dead?

  • When crickets get cold, they go into a dormant state.  Prior to calling us, heat your crickets up for around an hour and most times, they will come back to life.

How long can I keep my crickets alive?

  • The life span of a cricket is 8 to 10 weeks.  Your goal should be to order enough crickets to last you for around 1 month.
  • Try ordering more smaller crickets and let them grow into larger ones.  You'll find that your trip to Pet Smart to buy 12 cent each crickets will be over!
  • All of the products that you need to feed your cricket for that month can be found in our Kricket Complete Kit.  Getting creative with apples and oranges only leads to a smelly cricket container.

Kricket Complete - a complete feeding package for your crickets. Get everything you need to keep your crickets healthy and filled with the proper vitamins and coated with the proper minerals to meet the nutritional needs of your pet. The package contains:

  • Cricket Water Concentrate for 1 Gallon - Provides a clean safe and convenient moisture source for crickets and feeder insects. Place the package in 1 gallon of water and watch it turn into a hydrated jell. Keeps your crickets from drowning in standing water. Best used for crickets 1/4" and above.
  • 1 lb. Cricket Food - The same food we use to raise our crickets. If you want to know why our crickets are so healthy, it's because we use a premium blend of cricket food. See the ingredients below. Feeds 1000 1/2" crickets for over 1 month.
  • 8 OZ. Calcium Dust- A generous amount of Calcium Carbonate for you to use to dust your crickets prior to feeding to your pet. Recommended to use once every other feeding.
  • 1 Bag of Odor Control - Eliminate the smell of the crickets by adding this high absorbent mineral to your cricket container.

We put this package together after attending dozens of reptile shows and asking the reptile breeders how they maintained their crickets. These breeders know that if their stock of reptiles aren't at peak condition, the public won't buy their product.

 

Cuts the unpleasant odors in the cricket cage

Many people complain that their crickets smell bad.  In reality, what smells bad is the bacteria formed from rotting food.  While you still have to clean out your cricket cage each time you get a new batch of crickets, our feeding solution will drastically reduce the smell because no rotting will occur.

 

Cricket Food

 

Guaranteed Analysis

 

Crude Protein Min 20%
Crude Fat Min 6.5%
Crude Fiber Min 7.0%
Calcium Min 0.8% - Max 1.1%
Phosphorous Min 0.3%

Ingredients

 

Dehulled Soybean Meal, ground corn, fish meal, wheat middlings, rice bran, honey, bee pollen vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantohenate, choline chloride, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite comples, calcium carbonate, magnanous oxide, ferrous sulfate copper chloride, zinc oxide, ethylanadiamine dihydriodide, sodium selenite.

 

Cricket Calcium Dust

 

Product Properties

 

Calcium Carbonate, CaC03 96.8%
Iron Oxide, Fe2O3 0.10%
Silicon Oxide, SiO2 0.65%
Aluminum Oxide, Al2O3 0.12%
Magnesium Oxide, MgO 1.07%

 

I just bought a Baby Bearded Dragon

  • If you have a baby Baby Bearded Dragon, the smallest cricket size you should choose is 1/4".

 


Cricket Care Sheet

Cricket Care Sheet

Now that you bought your crickets from Premium Crickets, how do you keep them alive?  You should plan to keep your crickets for around 1 month to get the maximum benefit from your purchase.  Here are a few tips, questions, and answers that will make feeding your reptile with Premium Crickets a breeze.

Where should I keep my crickets?

Crickets have some characteristics of people – their like their own space.  That means you can’t keep them in the shipping box that we provide as their permanent house.

I recommend to people to go to Wal-Mart, Target, or Home Depot and purchase a plastic storage tote (see pictured):

 
You can poke holes in the top for ventilation.  The top really is not necessary until the crickets start growing wings – which is just after they reach ¾”.  If you get a container that is at least 2 feet high then no top is necessary.  Deeper the better

Choose a clear plastic container – clearer the better.  We found the clear containers are slipperier and the crickets cannot climb out.

Open your box of crickets INSIDE the plastic tote.  If you do not then you will surly have a house full of crickets.  You have no idea how many first time buyers of bulk crickets make that mistake.

Pull out the egg crates that are inside the cricket-shipping box and place the crickets and the egg crates together in the plastic tote.

Throw a hand full of cricket feed on the bottom of the plastic tote and a small plate full of cricket water – and you are in business.

How do I remove the crickets from the storage container to feed to my reptile?

A good trick that I found is to place a toilet paper roll in the container.  Crickets like extra space and a good hiding place so they will happily go inside the roll.  Just pick the roll up and transport your crickets to your reptile cage.  This is a good trick for those of you who don’t like to touch crickets.  The pros don’t really care – they just scoop up a hand full and toss them in the reptile cage.

How long do crickets live?

It takes 42 days to produce a full grown cricket.  Once they are full grown, they generally have two to three weeks before they pass on.  

When do crickets begin to chirp?

Some people get annoyed with the sound of chirping crickets.  The chirping begins when they grow beyond ¾” in size and start developing wings.  So if you do not want to hear the chirping, order smaller crickets.

Why do my crickets smell bad?

The crickets do not smell bad - it is the bacteria that cause the odor.  What causes bacteria to flourish?  Rotting food and dead crickets.

What rots? – All the food that you throw in the cricket cage – like potatoes, carrots, etc.

What should I feed my crickets?

Try our cricket food.  It does not rot and has all the vitamins and most minerals needed to produce a fully ‘gut loaded’ cricket.  We have our cricket food specially blended and grounded to achieve an ideal growth rate and gut load for our crickets.

 

Other food sources work, but not as well.  If you do not want our food, go with oatmeal, corn meal, and/or dog food.  You can use a potato, however it's full of starch and not a good food supplement.

You also need to provide a water source for your crickets.  The cheap way is a wet sponge or paper towel.  However, keeping the sponge clean can be a challenge over time.  Paper towels dry out quickly.

What is the ‘Cricket Water’ that you sell?

 
We sell our cricket water in a dehydrated form.  When you get your bag of cricket water, add the contents to 1 gallon of water.  Stir for about 15 minutes and you will see it turn into a ‘jello’ form.  It is the same stuff you buy at the Pet Store – just no fancy label. Scoop a small amount on a small plate (or jar cap) and change out every 3 days.  It makes watering your crickets a snap.

Do I need to refrigerate the cricket water?

No, you do not.  I carry around the same cricket water to reptile shows for people to see for over two years.  The cricket water should be stored in a cool location.  If it goes dry, simply add some more water to rehydrate.

Why do I need to ‘dust’ my crickets with Calcium? (Rather than feeding them with Calcium)

 

Many people make the mistake of trying to ‘gut load’ their cricket with calcium-supplemented products (like cricket water, etc.).  Here is the problem – a cricket has an exoskeleton.  That means their skeleton is on the outside of their body.  Too much calcium makes their skeleton brittle and they cannot molt it off as they grow to their next stage of development.  Premature death is the result.

We sell a high-grade calcium product that you can use to coat your crickets prior to feeding to your reptile.  We recommend that you dust your crickets with calcium every other feeding.

What else do I need to consider?

  • Crickets should be kept at 70 degrees or better (find somewhere inside your house)
  • Crickets and fly strips do not do well together – the fly strip wins.
  • Crickets are very sensitive to chemicals.  They are hearty, but weak to chemicals like paint, new carpet out-gassing, and of course – bug spray.
  • Clean your cricket cage out every week.
  • Have fun!

Shipping

We ship Monday-Thursday with Fedex from Georgia depending on your location. We only ship to one day zones on Friday. These locations are GA and SC. Check out our online specials to get new deals weekly!

Live insects tend to die in a warehouse if they sit over the weekend. All guaranteed shipments will be released to shipping only if the package can avoid the weekend wait.

If your shipment is damaged in transit, DO NOT REFUSE THE SHIPMENT! Please accept the shipment and call us to make other arrangements. If you ship your package back to us, we will incur an additional charge from FedEx and YOUR GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID WE WILL NOT REPLACE OR REFUND YOUR ORDER

Shipping chart to determine if your order will ship if placed before 2:00P.M. EST
Live Insects Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes* No
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes No No
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes No
 
Dry Goods (No Live Products) Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Only for Home Delivery orders that can arrive at a residential home by Saturday. No Businesses on Thursday for Ground or 2nd Day Air.

Cut-off time for same day shipping is 2:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

• Contact us within 24 hours of your shipment delivery for DOA.

• We only guarantee shipments of 500 or more crickets.

• Live arrival guarantee is voided if the shipment doesn’t meet the requirements for temperatures and shipping method:

  • 29◦F and lower no guarantee
  • 30◦F-50◦F Overnight with weather protection
  • 51◦F-80◦F Ground/ Home Delivery/ 2nd Day Air
  • 81◦F-85◦F Standard overnight with weather protection
  • 86◦F-90◦F Priority overnight with weather protection
  • 91◦F and higher no guarantee

• For all reshipments there is a $4.95 reshipment fee.

• Never refuse a shipment this results in no replacement shipment and another shipping fee paid by you.

• We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• Incorrect addresses will result in a $16.00 fee.

• Shipping to an apartment someone must be home. FedEx will not drop off package.

• Your shipment can be shipped to an approved FedEx Hub however your shipment must be sent overnight.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.

 

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What is Weather Protection?

A 40 hour heat pack is used as weather protection when temperatures are between 30 degrees and 50 degrees. Some insects like the heat and cannot handle the cold very well. A 40 hour heat pack is all the warmth they need during shipping.

A Cryo Pak is used as weather protection when temperatures are between 80 degrees and 90 degrees. A Cryo Pak helps regulate the temperature inside your shipment so the insects do not get too hot and die. 

There is a $3.00 charge for this service. Please see our shipping policy to ensure your shipment has the live arrival guarantee. 


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by on October 1, 2014

i have bought crickets from several places all claiming to have the best..Georgia crickets does have the best. I live in the northeast and the crickets do arrive in 2 days..I still have live crickets after 5 weeks!! Other competitors crickets don't last 3 weeks. I will only buy from Georgia Crickets

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by on September 23, 2015

Thank you Mike, for replacing my cricket food. I appreciate your concern for your customer’s satisfaction. The reason I became a customer of Premium Crickets in the first place is because one of your competitors shipped a lot of ‘additional ‘ insects in their shipments. Mostly larder beetles in the larval stage. I have been very satisfied with the quality of the crickets I’ve ordered from Premium Crickets. Thank you again for your consideration. Sincerely, Mary Ofjord North Coast Services, LLC 218-387-1879

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