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    Arrow Whoa crickets!

    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!
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    question unrelated:
    is a cricket the same thing as a locust?
    and is there a difference between
    locusts crickets and grasshoppers?
    i know we have "krekels"and "sprinkhanen"Oo
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    I have NO idea, lol. Maybe somebody else will come along and will be able to answer that
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    Locust


    Cricket


    Grasshopper


    I would say that a cricket is different from the others while mainly locusts swarm. Grasshoppers...I don't really know about.
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    grasshopper&locust looks similar.

    cricket looks like roach.

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    I watched a special on TV once about Locusts... I think it was called like super swarms or something. Anyway, Locusts are a type of grasshopper. There are also different types of locusts. There are a few differences, one being that Locusts occur in swarms and have a swarm mentality (eating and moving together in swarm). IIRC too, there are subtle differences in the jaws, head, and body that are synonymous between locusts compared to grasshoppers. I am not sure, but I believe Crickets and Grasshoppers are from the same Order but not the same family.

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    This is from Wikipedia.

    Locusts
    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Superclass: Hexapoda

    Class: Insecta

    Order: Orthoptera

    Family: Acrididae

    Subfamily: Cyrtacanthacridinae

    Oedipodinae
    Gomphocerinae


    Grasshopers
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Subphylum: Hexapoda

    Class: Insecta

    Order: Orthoptera

    Suborder: Caelifera


    Crickets
    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Insecta

    Order: Orthoptera

    Suborder: Ensifera

    Superfamily: Grylloidea

    Family: Gryllidae
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    Did I mention I have 614 baby crickets?
    Great Googly Moogly!

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