In our case, the cricket definitely came before the egg. For awhile there, I couldn’t even see the eggs they’re so small! The baby crickets just kind of showed up and I completely missed the eggs in the first habitat due to dim lighting. Now I have a little T5 fluorescent light that makes them glow as if Orcs were nearby! Very easy to see. This is great because the older crickets can eat the eggs and babies so its important to get them in their own habitat as soon as possible to keep the population strong. Here’s some photos of what an egg looks like and a bonus baby photo because they’re so darn cute! Click on the photos to enlarge.