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    "As to Chitin, not only do all insects contain this, it isn't very digestable. Chitin is what makes up the exoskeliton in insects and that doesn't get readily digested by the plant,l although I'm sure some is."

    Did you even read any of the links i posted?

    "My point was that the other nutrients ubsorbed by CPs are negligable when looking for a food sorce. If you had to point out another nutrent they get from insects, phosphates would be next on the list."

    My point is that there are many other substances aside from macro or micro nutrients that can be and are beneficial to plants that are present in any number of different food types.

    "I didn't say crickets should live off of cardbord, I said that that is what they live off of at the pet shops"

    Ive worked in the pet industry for 10 years and ive never seen any person or company provide cardboard as sustenance for thier crickets. Ive worked for stores where we fed everything from cricket food and fish food to dead fish and small lizards! But never cardboard.
    I think you may be confusing this with what they reside in.
    Cardboard egg crating is used to transport and house the crickets, it provides the dark nooks and crannies they like.


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    Heh I just had to jump in. I know for a fact that crickets can digest paper products, as I found out when I brought my card collection out of storage(and I know it was crickets cause I caught them red-handed&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], so I wouldn't be surprised to find wild crickets munching down on a cardboard box, but I doubt they get fed that by the folks breeding them for food. I actually kept a tank full of crickets alive and happy for a professor and all I ever fed them was oatmeal. WHICH brings up a good point, crickets ARE expensive, so if you have alot of cricket eating critters you should invest in a cricket farm for yourself. Once you get it set up its easy to take care of. The most difficult part is getting them to lay eggs, at least thats what gave me trouble.

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    Okay, I see your point, I misunderstood your comment. Of course they get lots of stuff from digesting prey [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I have seen them on oatmeal at places that stock reptiles, but I've also seen places that let them eat cardboard because they only keep them for a weak or so befor a new shipment comes. Of corse, it should be mentioned that they can live a very long time with no food at all. In my experience, crickets are only pricey in small numbers, but I'm sure it varries region to region. Either way, I fed some to the giants so we will see how they do with them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Oooh, cricket farm! All you need is a 10 gallon tank. Stock it with about 20-40 adult crickets and soon you will have 1000's of pinheads (newborn crickets). I use bark chips as the substrate and eggcrates for shelter. I use a large dish filled with moist dirt, that's where they lay their eggs. They seem to need warmth for the babies to hatch. During the summer its no problem, but in winter, without heat, i don't have any babies hatching.
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