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Scorpion975
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PostSubject: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/28/2012, 12:41 pm

Hi Everyone,

Is there any way to silence a chirping cricket without killing it?

Thanks


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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/28/2012, 1:29 pm

Kind of a dumb question, but are you using the black crickets? I find that they chirp more then the brown ones. Hope that helps friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/28/2012, 1:30 pm

Sorry, didnt mean to post twice, but just to make sure there's no confusion, I mean try using the brown ones rather then the black ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/28/2012, 1:43 pm

The question wasn't dumb it was legitimate.

And yes I am using the brown ones that you buy at the pet store. I was just wondering if there is a way to stop them from chirping. Environmental condition alterations or something to that extent.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/28/2012, 6:18 pm

You can buy silent brown crickets, they're quieter, but not completely silent.

You could also buy crickets that are an instar before adult (can't remember what size they're called on the tubs). They'll be slightly smaller than adults but there will be no adults with wings that will 'chirp'.

Personally, I quite like the noise. It makes me feel like I'm somewhere exotic, not grey, cold England lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 1:09 am

Guys, do you happen to know what species the black ones are? The only crickets available over here are Acheta domestica.

+1 to Callum, sub-adult crickets don't chirp as they don't have wings. You could also try to get all females.

I can't stand the chirping, it drives me nuts.

Quite frankly, if it's an option, I'd start a roach colony. (Roaches don't smell, chirp, jump, are more nutritious, etc.)

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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 3:11 am

the black ones we use are Gryllus bimaculatus, they dont chirp.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 11:32 am

Bought the brown ones once. Big mistake -.-
spend a whole night staring into the ceiling.. So never again!
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 12:06 pm

Scorpion19981000 wrote:

Quite frankly, if it's an option, I'd start a roach colony. (Roaches don't smell, chirp, jump, are more nutritious, etc.)

+1
So much more convenient than crickets.
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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 2:26 pm

True but house mates are not too keen on roaches being in the house.

I'll stick with pre wing crickets.

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PostSubject: Re: Cricket Question    Cricket Question  Empty8/29/2012, 4:05 pm

the part about roaches not smelling, is not all true. they dont stink up the place like cricks, but they still got an unpleassant smell.. glad im keeping mine at work and not at home.
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