Cricket Castle and Cricket Baby Houdinis

The cricket population is exploding and we needed a room to house all the bins. I found an indoor gardening tent that is 10’x10′ and set it up. It’s working out really well. The biggest surprise so far has been the cricket babies ability to escape the bins! Like little Houdinis! They crawl up the sides and sneak out the top edge. They’re so small they can fit right under the lip of the lid and make a break for it. I’ve been keeping a kohlrabi outside the bins for them to collect on it since that is the only food outside their habitats. I just pick it up and blow on it over the bins to get them safely back inside. I’m going to modify a shop vac to gently vacuum them up and will have a post about that soon. Until then, I’m continually corralling crickets.

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