When I had some large female crickets, I put in two small nest boxes for them to lay eggs in. The crickets hatched a few weeks ago, so since they were big enough to see well now, I thought I would count them. I thought I had maybe 150-200....turns out I have 614! That's a lot of crickets!!! I don't know how I was off by so many! It's not possible for me to feed them all to my two toads before the crickets die, so I guess I'll take a few more females and do it again. This way I'll have a constant supply Too bad I have to wait 5 weeks before the crickets are big enough to feed to my toads. I'm keeping the babies in my room so the ants don't get to them, but when they start getting their wings I'll have to put them back in the sunroom, so the chirping doesn't drive us mad. I got several good ideas to help with the ants, so I hope it'll work!