The Complete Cricket Breeding Manual 

Part 2- General Techniques (For Both Breeding Methods)

7.0 Pest and Disease


7.1  Preventing Pests 

7.2  Pest Management Plan

7.3  Genetics

7.4  Record keeping (Applicable to Crickets and Mealworms)

Common Pests

7.5  Maintenance, Vinegar flies, General Diseases


7.6  Managing Ants


7.7   Managing Spiders


7.8  Managing Moths (Applicable to Crickets and Mealworms)


7.9  Managing Mites (Applicable to Crickets and Mealworms)

7.10  Case Study of Mites Infestation (Applicable to Crickets and Mealworms)

Mold and Fungus

7.11   Mold and Fungus (Applicable to Crickets and Mealworms)

Other Species

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Part 3- Small Scale Cricket Breeding (Hobbyist)


Glossary and Appendix

List of Tables and Diagrams

Part 1- Choosing a Breeding Method and Introduction

Table 1-             Advantages and disadvantages between Breeding Crickets and Cockroaches

Table 2-            Conversion between Imperial and Metric Units

Diagram 2.3-     Anatomy of a Cricket

Part 2- General Techniques- For Both Breeding Methods

Table 3-             Growth Rates

Figure 3.3-        Air Flow through a Container

Table 4-            Design Summary for Constructing a Container- Efficient Method

Table 5-            Detailed Instructions Constructing a Container- Efficient Method

Table 6-            Nutritional Comparison between Different Dry Food Types

Table 7-            Making a Food Tray

Table 8             How to Make a Small Scale Food Dispenser

Table 9-            Making a Large Scale Food Dispenser

Table 10-          Making a Large Scale Water Dispenser

Table 11-         Making a Large Scale Water Dispenser with Pebbles

Table 12-          Temperature Ranges for Crickets

Table 13-          Cleaning Food and Water Dispensers

Table 14-          Making an Ant Guard for Power Cords

Table 15-          Grading Crickets

Table 16-          Counting Crickets- Large Scale

Table 17-         Transport Methods

Part 3- Small Scale Cricket Breeding

Figure 9.1-       Diagrammatic Representation of a Substrate Breeding System

Table 18-         How to Make a Substrate System

Table 19-        Removal of Detritus from a Substrate System

Table 20-        Maintenance Schedule for a Substrate System

 Part 4- Large Scale Cricket Breeding

Figure 10.1-     Diagram of a Batch Breeding System

Table 21-         Summary of a Batch Breeding System

Table 22-        Detailed Instructions to Make a Batch System

Table 23-        How to Make Food and Water Dispenser for a Pinhead Grow out  Container

Table 24-         Cleaning a Batch System (No Substrate)

Authors Notes (not available)



Table 25-         Maintenance Schedule for a Batch System