Best Cricket Breeding Methods for Private Use or for Profit
These More Advanced Cricket Breeding Techniques Means Less Mess, Smells and Maintenance!
Wildlife Hubs unique Zega Substrate System is new cricket breeding method that has overcome many of the disadvantages of conventional methods. Below we explain how its four distinct zones have improved hygiene, breeding consistency, production and importantly maintenance.
This Method has the following Advantages over Conventional Cricket Breeding Techniques:
- Only requires one container (not 8 like conventional methods);
- Needs no active management (No spraying, no rotating crickets etc);
- Collects waste for you;
- Food/ water dispensers which attends to your insects for 7-14 days or more;
- Requires only 3 minutes maintenance every 7-14 days (less time than standing in line at the pet store)
- Each 20 Gallon (70 L) breeding container can produce one container of adult crickets from a pet store each week.
- The average 2 child family can produce enough scrap vegies to feed 4 breeding containers, which is enough crickets to feed 4-12 bearded dragons (depending of feeding rate). That’s around $1400/year (Au) you are currently throwing away!!.
How Does This Low Maintenance Cricket Breeding System Work?
As outlined in our free training course (with videos) this design has 4 separate zones within a single breeder container;
1) Food Zone
- Automated food and water dispensers feed your animals even when you go on holidays.
- Our unique feeding tray houses dry food, wet food and water in a single unit which saves space and prevents spills. It also saves time cleaning as all 3 components come out together.
- Our external feeding port allows you to drop in wet foods without even opening the lid. This feature allows you to compactly store multiple containers in a shelf saving space and increasing the number of containers you can store in a given area.
- The feeding port and automated food stations means there is no need to open the container lid until maintenance time (every 7-14 days).
2) Detritus Collection Area
- This Zone collects all the waste the crickets produce and allows you to easily remove it.
- One of the main reasons for low productivity in traditional methods is fungus and bacterial infections of the eggs caused by contaminated substrate. So the detritus collection area not only saves you time, it eliminates odors and disease; increases egg viability; and increases cricket production.
3) Breeding Zone
- This dedicated zone is designed to maintain constant humidity and high temperatures which are ideal for egg production and rearing.
- We have structures that prevents pinheads from being eaten and allows them to safely move to the housing zone.
- With traditional substrate techniques, detritus makes contact with the substrate and forms a hardened capping on the surface. This reduces the ability of the female crickets to lay in the substrate, and baby pinheads from hatching and leaving the substrate. The detritus collection system removes these impediments.
4) Housing Zone
- Cannibalism is a significant problem when crickets are placed in high densities. We have minimized cannibalism in the housing zone by:
1) The compact design of the above zones;
2) the high surface area of the housing area;
3) and automated food and water dispensers
- In a conventional breeding system the high humidity means you need to replace the cartons regularly. We have a controlled release of humidity to the housing areas which means you only need to replace them every 9 months (normally you would need to replace them every 7-14 days).
Additional Benefits For Cricket Breeding
Each of the 4 zones works together and provides additional benefits to you:
- As large crickets are removed they are quickly replaced with a plentiful supply of pinheads generated from the large surface area of the substrate.
- As there is less maintenance and hassle, your consistency increases which increases productivity and success over the long term (I have been doing this system for 13 years now with minimal effort).
- Eliminates odors as their detritus does not mix with wet substrate (i.e. no fermentation).
- As the substrate has high humidity all the time, you only need to wet the substrate once every week or two. This enable you to go on one/two week holidays without the system crashing.
- This system is perfect for kids to earn extra pocket money or to learn how to start a small business for themselves.
You really can produce more insects with much less effort. Its time to work smarter, not harder! You can see why we are pretty proud of what we have achieved.
Overall this Low Maintenance Cricket Breeding Method Significantly Increases Cricket Production and Less Cleaning, Maintenance and Smells.
For more information on how to breed and make a cricket set up using the above methods, get your free 10 lesson “Cricket Breeding Training Course” today.
This training course has videos and lots of useful information which covers; how to build a cricket system, biology, container design, feeding, gut loading, heating, pest management and lots more…