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Why are Crickets so Popular

Crickets are the most popular feeder insect.  However, this may be seem a little odd if you survey the reptile community.  Many experience keepers prefer superworms or dubias over crickets.  Some of the common complains with crickets is that they small, and that they will bite.  And if their habitat is not properly cared for, they can also get parasites, which can harm your pet. But they are popular for many reasons.  First, they are packed with lean protein.  This protein content is great for young dragons.  Young dragons need alot of protein to grow, and they'll enjoy the hunt of chasing down the crickets.  Additionally, crickets breed much faster than dubias and superworms.  This means they are in more abundance, which means you can get more crickets for less money compared to superworms. Crickets are a good food source for your reptiles.  But a good reptile keeper will know to vary their diet with other insects. [post_title] => Are Crickets the Best Food for Reptiles [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => are-crickets-the-best-food-for-reptiles [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2024-03-22 06:09:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2024-03-22 10:09:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 177 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/?post_type=topic&p=109632 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 109626 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2024-03-20 06:22:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2024-03-20 10:22:56 [post_content] =>

Composting Grubs to Kick Start Composting

Composting bins can be found in every gardeners arsenal.  This is great way to breakdown food waste and scraps, to create nitrogen-rich fertilizer.  But sometimes our compost bins need a boost.  And composting grubs (black soldier fly larvae) are a great addition to any compost pile.  They will break down nearly any food waste product, including meat, dairy, oily products, citrus, and everything else.  This means they are superior than red worms in composting.  And will yield an amazing fertilizer for your lawn and garden. Additionally, composting grubs are great for chickens.  If you're a homesteader who composts and keeps chickens, then this can be a dual purpose activity that will net compost and healthy chickens with great eggs. Learn more about our composting grubs and why they are the best way to get a compost bin started. [post_title] => Composting Grubs - Get your compost bin started [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => composting-grubs-get-your-compost-bin-started [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2024-03-20 06:22:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2024-03-20 10:22:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/?post_type=topic&p=109626 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 231 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2019-01-19 08:07:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-19 13:07:31 [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
  37. May 2022 - 7 Critter Gold
  38. June 2022 - 9 Critter Gold
  39. July 2022
  40. August 2022 - 5 gold
  41. September 2022 - 3 gold
  42. October 2022
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