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#3070567 - 12/09/12 10:13 AM Cricket box
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Bambi Killa
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Ok this is probably gonna sound stupid but here we go.

I want one of those big cricket boxes like they have at bait shops where you buy crickets.
I can build one, but if they aren't too expensive I was just wondering if you could buy one.
Or, more accurately, where I suppose.

Also, I wonder if a bait dealer would sell to an individual? Not sure how many crickets I would have to buy though.

Now, I wonder about climate control for them.
I would probably have to put it in the carport, where it would be exposed to the temps but not enclosed where they couldn't get air.
I assume they would survive like that?

Lastly, how long would they live if they had ample food and / water?
Not sure if crickets actually drink or get their water from their food?

Reason I am wondering all this is I absolutely love to fish with crickets but if I don't have any I have to drive 30 minutes one way to the nearest store that sells them, unless walmart has some and in that case I am still looking at a 40 minute round trip for bait.
Kinda takes the fun out of just running over to the pond that is 5 minutes from the house to catch a mess of bream.


Anyway, I figured the easiest and quickest way to find out was post on here. \:D
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#3070583 - 12/09/12 10:22 AM Re: Cricket box [Re: RUGER]
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Cool,
1,000 of the 3/4" crickets for $14.99

http://www.ghann.com/store/store_product_detail.cfm?Product_ID=8&Category_ID=1

This is amazing \:D

http://www.ghann.com/store/store_product_detail.cfm?Product_ID=118&Category_ID=4&Sub_Category_ID=2
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#3070662 - 12/09/12 11:07 AM Re: Cricket box [Re: RUGER]
TNLynn
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I have kept crickets for long periods of time in the large plastic storage bins you buy at walmart. They can't climb up the sides. I kept them in the house and kept water and cut up potatoes with them. I just placed the dividers that came in the cricket box in the storage bin.
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#3070732 - 12/09/12 11:55 AM Re: Cricket box [Re: TNLynn]
David
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http://stlouis.ebayclassifieds.com/accessories/de-soto/cricket-box-cage-commercial/?ad=19851858

Pretty good design if you wanted to build one! I'm looking into this myself

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#3070817 - 12/09/12 12:57 PM Re: Cricket box [Re: David]
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You can use an old aquarium with a screen door on top.
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#3070954 - 12/09/12 02:25 PM Re: Cricket box [Re: ]
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Swamphunter,
Click that site I posted and look around on it.
The stinking comes from their poop and their sheds.
Simply clean it out ever so often and keep it dry and they aren't supposed to smell that bad.

It was interesting reading about their "new" strain of cricket and how hearty they are etc.

They also have a cricket box that will hold up to 500 of the 1/2" crickets.

Oh and 1,000 crickets is CHEAP compared to buying them at the store.
I have learned alot and have sent them an email as I saw something about "dusting" the crickets.
Not sure what you dust them for and what you use.
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#3071735 - 12/09/12 09:32 PM Re: Cricket box [Re: RUGER]
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Onions... That's what I feed them. They stink but they catch fish. Put a chicken water bowl in there with them... And add a light for a little heat when cool.
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