are basically four live stages or sizes important to the
normal cricket feeder. These are pinheads, small, medium and
large crickets. Large crickets can also be divided according to sexual maturity.
literally the size of the head of a standard pin (1-2 mm). They are
usually not more than a week old.
Pinheads are fed to small hatchling lizards.
Small crickets are larger
than pinheads, but still only a few millimeters long. Pinheads
and medium crickets can be cumbersome to get hold of and are
not supplied by a handful of breeders and suppliers.
Medium crickets are about 10 mm or 1 cm / 0.4 " in length. The European
house cricket grows up to about 2 cm / 0.8 " in length where the
black cricket can grow to 3 cm / 1.2 " in length.