Hi Bruce -
We have an Ambanja Panther Chameleon so we raise both crickets and mealworms. We originaly got him from LLL Reptile in California.
See if your library can interlibrary loan you a book called "Eat This Bug". The Wallingford library bought it when I requested it. The crickets do stink. They grow faster if warm, so we put the tank on top of one of the CP flourescents. The top is open, covered with screen door mesh. In there we keep two 4-inch pots full of potting soil that we make sure stays damp. That's where they lay the eggs. We feed them anything; cheerios, bran flakes, dog food, broccoli, carrots, other veggy scraps, etc.
Do you know of that pet shop, Slither And Swim, in West Haven? They have crickets, waxworms, etc. Thats where we 'kennel' our chameleon when we go on vacation. They are very knowledgeable about reptiles.
Have you guys gone to the reptile shows in White Plains? NY Reptile Expo You can buy boxes of crickets there and I bet your wife and daughter would have a great time.