A hardy, cold-tolerant cricket, Black Crickets can grow to over 30mm in length.
Black crickets are available in a variety of sizes to cater for reptiles of different weights and stages of development: Hatchlings (3mm), 1st (5mm), 2nd (6-8mm), 3rd (8-10mm), 4th (12-18mm), Standard (18-25mm) and Large (25-30mm).
As with all live food, it is essential they are kept healthy. Packed in bran, ensure the crickets are kept at a regular temperature of approximately 60-65F (15-18C) and away from bright light. To encourage the maximum shelf-life, empty into a smooth-sided container with a vented lid. Add a slice of potato to provide moisture. Proper supplementation should be given prior to feeding to your reptile.
For details on how best to look after live food in cold weather why not download our Live Food in Cold Weather Care Sheet