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                    [post_content] => 

Every month, we're giving away a year supply of free feeder insects. 

And the rules are simple:

  1. Post a picture of your amazing pet, their kooky personalities, their adventurous habitats or anything else pet related (important: the month that your picture is posted, is the monthly contest that you are eligible to win).  But how do I do this?  Click the Start a Topic button in the upper right hand corner.  Upload your picture, and give it the title Cricket Contest.  
  2. Collect the most Critter Gold for the month (read below to find out more information on Critter Gold)
  3. And Boom!  You just won a year supply of FREE crickets

What is Critter Gold and how do I collect it?

Critter Gold is a reward system (see here).  Every community member has the opportunity to reward interesting posts with Critter Gold.  If you want to win a year supply of free crickets, post an interesting picture of your pet or habitat so that community members will reward your post with gold. And anytime you see amazing animals, interesting habitats, or anything else that strikes your fancy, be sure to reward that post with Critter Gold as well.

Announcing the Winners!

  • The winner will be announced within 48 hours by the end of each month.
  • The winner will be awarded a coupon code for 500 free crickets.  This coupon code will be honored for 12 purchases.  Winners may also use these coupons to purchase other feeders like superworms, dubia roaches, and black soldier fly larva.
  • Winners may continue posting pictures, topics, and questions.  But they are not eligible to win until 12 months since they won.
  • And we will keep a running list of the winning posts listed here.

Past Winners

  1. February 2019 - 20 Critter Gold
  2. March 2019 - 21 Critter Gold
  3. April 2019 - 12 Critter Gold
  4. May 2019 - 11 Critter Gold
  5. June 20199 Critter Gold
  6. July 2019 - 15 Critter Gold
  7. August 2019 - 23 Critter Gold
  8. September 2019 - 48 Critter Gold
  9. October 2019 - 33 Critter Gold
  10. November 2019 - 5 Critter Gold
  11. December 2019 - 36 Critter Gold
  12. January 2020 - 49 Critter Gold
  13. February 2020 - 23 Critter Gold
  14. March 2020 - 24 Critter Gold
  15. April 2020 - 61 Critter Gold
  16. May 2020 - 38 Critter Gold
  17. June 2020 - 93 Critter Gold
  18. July 2020 - 42 Critter Gold
  19. August 2020 - 36 Critter Gold
  20. Setpember 2020 - 8 Critter Gold
  21. October 2020 - 25 Critter Gold
  22. November 2020 - 15 Critter Gold
  23. January 2021 - 56 Critter Gold
  24. March 2021 - 17 Critter Gold
  25. May 2021 - 58 Critter Gold
  26. June 2021 - 6 Critter Gold
  27. July 2021 - 14 Critter Gold
  28. August 2021 - 13 Critter Gold
  29. September 2021 - 14 Critter Gold
  30. October 2021 - 11 Critter Gold
  31. November 2021 - 16 Critter Gold
  32. December 2021 - 26 Critter Gold
  33. January 2022 - 16 Critter Gold
  34. February 2022 - 30 Critter  Gold
  35. March 2022 - 26 Critter Gold
  36. April 2022 - 23 Critter Gold
  [post_title] => Win a Year supply of FREE Feeder Insects [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => win-a-year-supply-of-free-crickets [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-01 08:28:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-01 12:28:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/win-a-year-supply-of-free-crickets/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 234 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2019-01-20 08:46:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-20 13:46:25 [post_content] => The Critter Forum is a place where new and experienced pet owners can post pictures, habitat guides, questions, and tips about all things related to pets.  We all want the same thing: good health and happiness for our pets.  So let's keep this place friendly, constructive, and supportive by following some basic rules:
  1. We encourage you to post these pet related things: pictures, habitats, questions, and anything else pet related.
  2. The Critter Forum is for all ages.  Absolutely no adult content. Users will be banned and reported.
  3. Be kind.  Everyone here wants to learn, and become better care givers for their pets.  Help others by sharing tips, knowledge, products, and tutorial videos.
  4. Be respectful of other people’s opinions and ideas. It’s okay to disagree and have different opinions, but present your case tactfully.  Everyone here wants the same thing: good health and happiness for their pet.
  5. No brigading or trolling.  Everyone wants to be an amazing pet-parent.  Rude remarks, trolling, and brigading doesn't encourage this, and discourages everyone from participating and learning.
  6. All posts must be relevant to the selected category.  For example, don’t discuss corn snakes on the bearded dragon category.
  7. All threads that are nothing but a ‘test’ or an ‘ad’ will be deleted.
  8. If you share irrelevant links, your comment or post will be deleted.  If the links are relevant to the thread, that’s fine. Please use your best judgment here.
  9. Please don’t use affiliate links in this forum. When you externally link, do it because you want to help someone, not because you see a quick opportunity to make some cash.
  10. Try to add value when you post. Don’t just type something along the lines of “What they said.”
  11. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. We understand that English may not be everyone’s main language, but make an attempt. You won’t get in trouble for a misplaced comma or for typos, but it would help everyone if you could make sure everyone understands your message.
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They're so popular that many owners try to breed them on their own.  It's a novel journey, but breeding superworms is more complex than breeding crickets.  And this is due to their metamorphosis.  The actual superworm is in the larva stage.  From the larva stage, they transform into a pupa.  And from the pupa, they then transform into a beetle.  Pretty amazing that the humble looking superworm has enough genetic fortitude to transform into an egg-laying beetle. In fact, we thought it was so incredible that we had to capture the process on video.  So we set up a stationary camera, and put the video on a time lapse sensor.  Beneath the video, we placed an older pupa into a deli cup.  Pupa's look immobile, but they will perform micro-movements and can move off camera.  We filmed for about 48 hours, and captured the pupa transform into a beetle.  It was stunning display of mother nature, and we were excited to capture such a vivid transformation.   [post_title] => Superworm Metamorphosis Time Lapse - Pupa to Beetle [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => superworm-metamorphosis-time-lapse-pupa-to-beetle [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-20 13:52:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-20 17:52:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/?post_type=topic&p=56972 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 56884 [post_author] => 6894 [post_date] => 2022-05-19 19:33:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-19 23:33:43 [post_content] => I was wondering if a bearded dragon can eat these little yellow flowers. They are growing in my yard. [post_title] => Can a bearded dragon dragon eat these???? 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And I recently put them in a 40gallon tank. They don’t fight and have not eaten each other, as long as I keep them fed. I have seen another one in my yard, but I let her be. I hope we win some crickets for my critters. [post_title] => Cricket Contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-1007 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-10 09:30:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-10 13:30:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 69 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-1007/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 55038 [post_author] => 82869 [post_date] => 2022-05-11 22:15:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-12 02:15:47 [post_content] => Dwarf Monitors Waiting On The Critter Depots Tasty Crickets !! 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They're so popular that many owners try to breed them on their own.  It's a novel journey, but breeding superworms is more complex than breeding crickets.  And this is due to their metamorphosis.  The actual superworm is in the larva stage.  From the larva stage, they transform into a pupa.  And from the pupa, they then transform into a beetle.  Pretty amazing that the humble looking superworm has enough genetic fortitude to transform into an egg-laying beetle. In fact, we thought it was so incredible that we had to capture the process on video.  So we set up a stationary camera, and put the video on a time lapse sensor.  Beneath the video, we placed an older pupa into a deli cup.  Pupa's look immobile, but they will perform micro-movements and can move off camera.  We filmed for about 48 hours, and captured the pupa transform into a beetle.  It was stunning display of mother nature, and we were excited to capture such a vivid transformation.   [post_title] => Superworm Metamorphosis Time Lapse - Pupa to Beetle [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => superworm-metamorphosis-time-lapse-pupa-to-beetle [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-20 13:52:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-20 17:52:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/?post_type=topic&p=56972 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 1764 [max_num_pages] => 221 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => 1 [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 15bb807e07d792477400acf9c38b332f [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) [posts_per_page] => 8 [paged] => 1 [pagination_links] => 1 2 3 219 220 221 )