Our Blanched Crickets are an easy way to provide your ants with freshly preserved protein food without having to feed them live insects. The contained house crickets (Acheta domesticus) have been gently blanched to ensure that nutritional values, taste and aroma are retained. In addition, the chitinous shell of the insects is softened so that it can be digested more easily. The connections of the collagenous proteins are broken down so that the ants can use them better. Canned Acheta domesticus has the same nutritional value as live house crickets, but is easier to digest.
The blanched house crickets are not suitable for hunting ant species that require live food. (e.g. ponerines (primordial ants) such as Harpegnathos or Odontomachus). But are suitable for Lasius, Messor, Camponotus, Manica, Formica, Tetramorium and more.
How to use: The crickets can be used straight from the jar, then the jar can be stored in the fridge for around 4 days once opened. It is recommended that you divide the jar into portions and freeze the portions for a much longer shelf life. Portions can then be defrosted when needed and provided to your ants.
advantages: Can be portioned
Sterilized and vacuumed
Crickets from sustainable, purely biological breeding, fed with organic waste
Note: Can be kept in the refrigerator for about four days after opening. Longer shelf life when frozen.
Caution : Portion first, then freeze.