As most reptile keepers know, having crickets around almost always means having escaped crickets around. Until just a few minutes ago, I was keeping my lowland tank on its side, on the floor in my reptile room. I use sphagnum moss as a substrate to keep up humidity. I haven't been paying much attention to my lowlanders other than keeping them watered.
Well, I took a good look at them today and noticed some big crickets wandering around. And then some munched-on leaves on my albo seedlings. Two of the larger seedlings had been pulled out of their pots. I went to chase down one of the crickets, and it hid near the tillandsia I have near the back. I pull the tillandsia out, and with it a clump of sphagnum it had dug its roots into. Guess what starts falling out of the sphagnum?
Baby crickets. Little pinheads, must be only a week or so old. Fantastic. Now I've got a tank full of pinhead crickets. I think I'm going to have to get rid of all that sphagnum tomorrow.