Cricket Container



My boys got some fire-bellied toads, so we needed a container to put the crickets (their lunch) in. I bought a "cricket container" to put the crickets in, until they became lunch for the toads. The problem was, the crickets kept escaping the container. We even taped up most of the air vents and they still escaped! I finally realized that I could do better, and made my own cricket container.

Things you'll need:
* One empty Peanut Butter Jar
* Drill with 5/8 inch drill bit
* Dremel or drill with 1/16 inch drill bit
* Cork

Step 1: Clean Jar

Probably the worst part is cleaning the peanut butter out of the jar. I've found a few drops of dish detergent, and a baby bottle scrubber works easiest.

Step 2: Drill Exit and Air Holes

Drill a 5/8 inch hole.

Then drill or Dremel a bunch of random 1/16 inch air holes in the top.

Step 3: Finish With Cork

Use a cork as a stopper. Remove and shake out a few crickets, then replace.

Step 4: Keep the Crickets Longer

Add a piece of the paper egg container, so the crickets have a place to hide (the pet store usually gives you a piece of this when you buy the crickets).

Then to keep them alive longer than a few days cut a slice of potato and put in the container.



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