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250 Crickets 3/8" Three Eights

SKU 250E
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Winter Protection (+$3.00)



Our Premium Disease Free, Pest Free, Live Crickets. You choose the size!

  • Many cricket farmers have tried but few have succeeded in producing a cricket that is as healthy and hearty as ours.  We cut no corners when it comes to raising our crickets. If you ordered from other sources in the past, you will appreciate the pristine quality cricket and professional package that gets delivered to you.
  • Buy in bulk for an even better value.

How long can I keep my crickets alive?

  • The life span of a cricket is 8 to 10 weeks.  Your goal should be to order enough crickets to last you for around 1 month.
  • Try ordering more smaller crickets and let them grow into larger ones.  You'll find that your trip to Pet Smart to buy 12 cent each crickets will be over!
  • All of the products that you need to feed your cricket for that month can be found in our Kricket Complete Kit.  Getting creative with apples and oranges only leads to a smelly cricket container.

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Shipping Policy

We ship Monday-Thursday via FedEx from our Mississippi location. We will not ship 2nd Day Air on Thursdays under any circumstance.

Live insects tend to die in a warehouse if they sit over the weekend. All guaranteed shipments will be released to shipping only if the package can avoid the weekend wait.

If your shipment is damaged in transit, DO NOT REFUSE THE SHIPMENT! Please accept the shipment and call us to make other arrangements. If you ship your package back to us, we will incur an additional charge from FedEx and YOUR GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID WE WILL NOT REPLACE OR REFUND YOUR ORDER

Shipping chart to determine if your order will ship if placed before 2:00P.M. EST
Live Insects Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes* No
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes No No
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dry Goods (No Live Products) Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Only for Home Delivery orders that can arrive at a residential home by Saturday. No Businesses on Thursday for Ground or 2nd Day Air.

Cut-off time for same day shipping is 2:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

• Contact us within 24 hours of your shipment delivery for DOA.

• We only guarantee shipments of 500 quantity or more.

• Live arrival guarantee is voided if the shipment doesn’t meet the requirements for temperatures and shipping method:

  • 29◦F and lower no guarantee
  • 30◦F-50◦F Overnight with weather protection
  •  51◦F-80◦F Ground/ Home Delivery/ 2nd Day Air
  •  81◦F-90◦F Overnight
  •  91◦F and higher no guarantee

• For all reshipments there is a $4.95 reshipment fee.

• Never refuse a shipment this results in no replacement shipment and an another shipping fee paid by you. 

• We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• Incorrect addresses will result in a $16.00 fee.

• Shipping to an apartment someone must be home. FedEx will not leave package.

• Your shipment can be shipped to an approved FedEx Hub however your shipment must be sent overnight.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.

Cricket Care Sheet

Cricket Care Sheet

Now that you bought your crickets from Premium Crickets, how do you keep them alive?  You should plan to keep your crickets for around 1 month to get the maximum benefit from your purchase.  Here are a few tips, questions, and answers that will make feeding your reptile with Premium Crickets a breeze.

Where should I keep my crickets?

Crickets have some characteristics of people – their like their own space.  That means you can’t keep them in the shipping box that we provide as their permanent house.

I recommend to people to go to Wal-Mart, Target, or Home Depot and purchase a plastic storage tote (see pictured):

You can poke holes in the top for ventilation.  The top really is not necessary until the crickets start growing wings – which is just after they reach ¾”.  If you get a container that is at least 2 feet high then no top is necessary.  Deeper the better

Choose a clear plastic container – clearer the better.  We found the clear containers are slipperier and the crickets cannot climb out.

Open your box of crickets INSIDE the plastic tote.  If you do not then you will surly have a house full of crickets.  You have no idea how many first time buyers of bulk crickets make that mistake.

Pull out the egg crates that are inside the cricket-shipping box and place the crickets and the egg crates together in the plastic tote.

Throw a hand full of cricket feed on the bottom of the plastic tote and a small plate full of cricket water – and you are in business.

How do I remove the crickets from the storage container to feed to my reptile?

A good trick that I found is to place a toilet paper roll in the container.  Crickets like extra space and a good hiding place so they will happily go inside the roll.  Just pick the roll up and transport your crickets to your reptile cage.  This is a good trick for those of you who don’t like to touch crickets.  The pros don’t really care – they just scoop up a hand full and toss them in the reptile cage.

How long do crickets live?

It takes 42 days to produce a full grown cricket.  Once they are full grown, they generally have two to three weeks before they pass on.  

When do crickets begin to chirp?

Some people get annoyed with the sound of chirping crickets.  The chirping begins when they grow beyond ¾” in size and start developing wings.  So if you do not want to hear the chirping, order smaller crickets.

Why do my crickets smell bad?

The crickets do not smell bad - it is the bacteria that cause the odor.  What causes bacteria to flourish?  Rotting food and dead crickets.

What rots? – All the food that you throw in the cricket cage – like potatoes, carrots, etc.

What should I feed my crickets?

Try our cricket food.  It does not rot and has all the vitamins and most minerals needed to produce a fully ‘gut loaded’ cricket.  We have our cricket food specially blended and grounded to achieve an ideal growth rate and gut load for our crickets.


Other food sources work, but not as well.  If you do not want our food, go with oatmeal, corn meal, and/or dog food.  You can use a potato, however it's full of starch and not a good food supplement.

You also need to provide a water source for your crickets.  The cheap way is a wet sponge or paper towel.  However, keeping the sponge clean can be a challenge over time.  Paper towels dry out quickly.

What is the ‘Cricket Water’ that you sell?

We sell our cricket water in a dehydrated form.  When you get your bag of cricket water, add the contents to 1 gallon of water.  Stir for about 15 minutes and you will see it turn into a ‘jello’ form.  It is the same stuff you buy at the Pet Store – just no fancy label. Scoop a small amount on a small plate (or jar cap) and change out every 3 days.  It makes watering your crickets a snap.

Do I need to refrigerate the cricket water?

No, you do not.  I carry around the same cricket water to reptile shows for people to see for over two years.  The cricket water should be stored in a cool location.  If it goes dry, simply add some more water to rehydrate.

Why do I need to ‘dust’ my crickets with Calcium? (Rather than feeding them with Calcium)


Many people make the mistake of trying to ‘gut load’ their cricket with calcium-supplemented products (like cricket water, etc.).  Here is the problem – a cricket has an exoskeleton.  That means their skeleton is on the outside of their body.  Too much calcium makes their skeleton brittle and they cannot molt it off as they grow to their next stage of development.  Premature death is the result.

We sell a high-grade calcium product that you can use to coat your crickets prior to feeding to your reptile.  We recommend that you dust your crickets with calcium every other feeding.

What else do I need to consider?

  • Crickets should be kept at 70 degrees or better (find somewhere inside your house)
  • Crickets and fly strips do not do well together – the fly strip wins.
  • Crickets are very sensitive to chemicals.  They are hearty, but weak to chemicals like paint, new carpet out-gassing, and of course – bug spray.
  • Clean your cricket cage out every week.
  • Have fun!

What is Weather Protection

A 40 hour heat pack is used as weather protection when temperatures are between 30 degrees and 50 degrees. Some insects like the heat and cannot handle the cold very well. A 40 hour heat pack is all the warmth they need during shipping.

There is a $3.00 charge for this service. Please see our shipping policy to ensure your shipment has the live arrival guarantee. 

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by on October 25, 2008

Thank you so much! My baby beardie loves your crickets! They are the perfect size and they are all alive! We used to buy crickets at petsmart, it added up to about 60$ a month!!

But now that a breeder suggested your site we are saving 30$ a month!

Thank you so much!!

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by on June 5, 2008

OK so I ordered from you before, and I sent in a review saying how happy I was about your Crickets and your service.. So now I decided to order from your company again.. Talk about NOT being pleased and seeing the other side of things.. Not only were about 25% of the crickets dead, another about 25% or more were tiny lil crickets when I ordered 3/4 size.. So I did my part and contacted ur company, sent a couple emails about the situation.. To my suprise I get an email in return saying that in my next order I should put in a note stating that Mike wants an extra 250 crickets included to make up for the bad ones.. Why should I have to pay shipping twice when I am disappointed with your service what makes you think I want to order from you again??? Since then I have not heard from your company, so I guess I am left with nothing even though I followed my end of things, and also the weather was good.. The weather had nothing to do with you sending me tiny lil crickets yet you wont replace your mistakes.. Talk about bad business.. I had referred several people to order from you guys.. Well I will no longer be ordering from you, but my business associates wont be either..I am a reptile breeder and I will definetly be putting the word out there about your business practices.. Buyer Beware they are only nice til something goes wrong and they have to replace something and expect you to pay shipping again when you already paid the first time and its their mistake.. Dee Jersey City, NJ

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by on July 8, 2010

Like Dee from Jersey City, a lot of my crickets were dead. However, I ordered during when the guarantee was suspended, and it was not Premium Crickets fault. I don't know where you usually order from, Dee, but Premium Crickets has some of the most accurate sizing available; I recently ordered from Fluker's, and the crickets varied so much in size that some were actually almost a half inch larger than others. And my order from Fluker farms had 15 woolly worms in it, and I'm still finding some. Not so with my Premium Crickets order. I haven't contacted Fluker's, but I seriously doubt that they will add on an extra 250 crickets to my next order. In my opinion, that is excellent customer service; do yourself a favor and stick with Premium Crickets.

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by on April 30, 2015

we have been ordering from this company for over 5 years, but the one time our shipment was damaged, the way we were treated was completely inexcusable!!! they were so rude! i have never, been treated like that before! not only did the charge us a reshipment fee- they were verbally abusive and sentus a package in worse condition than the first! do not order from this company!!

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by on November 11, 2013

Well I hate going to the pet store knowing they're ripping me off with their prices. So I have turned to premium and so far its been a good service. The crickets seem to all be alive and the right size every time. I did though recently order from Fluker's, because it seemed cheaper. In the package I received a huge spider mixed with my crickets. I did E-mail customer service but no help. I will stick with Premium where I know a huge man eating spider won't be included. My bearded dragon is growing and growing fast so keep up the cricket colony!!!

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by on October 30, 2011

half of my first crickets were dead, but the rest were alive and well. I also found a wooly worm in there, but I am keeping it as a pet.

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by on August 15, 2016

I ordered 500 crickets for my daughter's beardie 12 days ago, and at the rate the beardie eats, we expected them to last 20 days. She told me this morning she ran out yesterday. I called and spoke to Mike, a wonder fully polite man with a cute accent from across the pond. I told him it looks like we couldn't have received 500 crickets, and 250 was more likely. I also said I'd be needing to order more crickets. He explained that it's hard for them to look back that far to see what happened, but he would try, and I could place the order for more crickets over the phone with him when he got back to me. He called me back later and said he wasn't able to find anything to show what could have happened. I told him I understood, and thanked him for his effort. I figured that was that, and moved into placing the new order, this time for 1000. To my surprise and pleasure, he offered the crickets to me for free, and had me only pay for the shipping. I really appreciate this. I do not expect a vendor to take my word for something like this, and was happy enough that he'd spent time looking into it for me. Mike, you guys are THE BEST!! Thank you so much for the excellent customer service! You've just gained another loyal customer!!

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by on April 21, 2015

i ordered from 1000 crickets premium crickets and there were like 200-300 dead. I ordered them when the temp outside was 45-60 all day so I don't know why they died but, fast shipping and good besides that.

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by on April 10, 2013

I just received my order from Premium Crickets.I couldnt be happier.All arrived alive and healthy.There were a few extra as well.Very few dead ones.I will definitely be a return customer. Ron-Central Illinois

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by on November 27, 2012

I got my first shipment of crix an was very happy with them the only dead ones got squished in the flaps only down side is the difficulty I had in getting the jumpy little things out of the box I would love any tricks anyone has I hate chasing hoppers I like others ordered a shipment from flukers and had a very bad experience I tried their crix tube thinking it would make it easier to transfer and it did I have always found dead crix easy to dump plus the refund wasn't worth bothering with sitting on hold a one time $5 credit is worthless so at least for now I will chase crix its better then buyin a shipment an then heading to petsmart for replacements

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by on October 17, 2012

250 3/8" and 250 3/4" crickets shipped on monday and they arrived on tuesday. Looks to be 500. Healthy and fat.

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by on August 11, 2011

Well ill start with the good; the box was packed good and wasnt too big for easy emptying, and every cricket i receieved was the correct size, but the bad far outweighs the good aa i ordered 250 LIVE crickets, and receieved about 50 live crickets and 200 dead ones, i dont blame the weather as the closest it was to 90 was about 87.

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by on June 9, 2011

1st time ordering and got all my crickets fast and no dead loss perfect service only complant was no directions to the feeder starter kit for them guessing on the water pellets but other then that perfect will oder again thanks u all rock

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by on March 19, 2011

These Crickets Are Amazing> Only 1 or 2 of them were dead. I do look Forward In Buying MOre Crickets.

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by on October 30, 2010

thanks alot all the crickets were alive and happy and no dead ones

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by on July 17, 2010

can you give dragons a freshly molted cricket one that has no skin yet

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by on February 16, 2010

Hello. I have been ordering baby crickets for the past couple months or so from your company. I tried other companies before I found your company. It is definitely superior than all the rest. I just wanted to let you know how very pleased I am with the service I have received and the quality of the crickets. Thank you so much. My baby frogs thank you as well. Wanda Lindler

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by on September 5, 2009

I just started ordering from Premium Crickets and I am very pleased! They arrived directly on time 100% alive and healthy, (which was good being my green anole Valkryie was really hungy), Valkryie has been eating them for about 3 days now and is noticeably happier and healthier! Many thanks from Valkryie and us, we will definately be upgrading to the 1000 cricket package next time!

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by on June 10, 2009

i want thank you guys have been great it has been my 4th order and has been going great thank you crickets always come alive the only dead thing that comes in the box are shedding skins from crickets great business hope it stay this way thanks josh from miami,fl

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by on June 10, 2009

Hello This is the first time i have ordered crickets from you they looked very healthy im very happy with your service and will order from again A Very Happy Customer John

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by on December 19, 2008

Thanks to you I am saving money each month, I had a little problem with the company it was shipped by they did not deliver on time thank god the crickets arrived live

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by on October 6, 2008

I am new to the cricket buying business and have yet to try other companies. So far, the service at Premium Crickets give me no reason to want to shop around. The prices are great and the shipping is very quick. With my first order I did have an issue of too many oversized crickets with my 3/8 cricket order. I informed them of this on my second order and all 250 crickets were 3/8 or smaller. All companies make mistakes, but the best companies correct theirs.

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by on October 1, 2008

I found you online and I really love your product and so does my beardies!! I just hope that the warehouse in the shipping places will take better care of you and of me! I don't want to go anywhere else that is for sure!!! You are the best! ********** 10+ stars I give you and the product! UPS AND DHL warehouse they get a -100!!! I will be a long time customer I have baby beardies so they will be around for many years God willing! Thank you so much for all of your help dealing with my shipment this evening. I will be ordering again for next week. Thanks again! Wendy Clemens, FL.

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by on September 18, 2008

Dear Mike, I just recieved my first sipment of crickets today. I must say I am extreamly impressed, I was rather nervous about ordering crickets online but I am completely satisfied. All of them were alive and they are very lively, they look and act extreamly health and I can feed them with confindence and trust. I was always worried whenever I fed my pet, the crickets from PetsMart were very disgusting to say the least, they looked sickly. My bearded dragon hasn't had as many crickets due to my fear of her getting sick, and besides they cost quite a bit. Over at PetsMart they cost about 10 cents each and they weren't very large. My dragon eats a ton and I am planning on getting another one, so I knew that I needed to find a new retailer. Thank you so much, I can not express the depth my grattitude. I have never seen my dragon so excited about her crickets and it feels amazing knowing she's happy and being well taken care of. I highly value my pets and would do anything for them, and knowing that I can order from you with confindence and at the same time make her life the best it can be, I thank you for that. It is so hard finding a good hearted person who cares about what they do and are not aiming for a only a profit. Thank you so much!

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by on August 9, 2008

Thanks a million for being such a superb supplier. I order every month or two and have for about a year so I've seen a fair amount of your crickets and worms. The only dead crickets I've had in any shipment-even of 1000, have been 3 or 4 that were crushed by squeezing under the box flaps. I've always had more than the count ordered. Yes, I too get some little ones in there but they have always been "bonus" babies in my view.I get what I order of the size I order. The worms also have been GREAT! My guys love them and I've had very poor experiences everywhere else I've gotten them. Keep up the great work. My lizards vote for me to never order elsewhere. Donna-Atlanta, Georgia

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by on July 11, 2008

Thank you for sending the additional crickets.

I would like to say as a testimonial your customer service is by far the best in the business. As it is the 11th of July other merchants are still not answering their phones nor returning emails due to the Holiday, July 4th weekend.

The crickets we purchased from you arrived in great condition and from Georgia to rural Pennsylvania in a timley fashion.

Compared to other merchants we have purchased from, such as the who are based in New Jersey, Premium Crickets is by far a more customer friendly and stress free shopping experience. As we sit here and wait for a package that was to arrive on July 9th that we were not provided any tracking info nor a reply email/phone call to several inquires at this time; our geckos, bearded dragons and frogs are happy to eat premium crickets vs. The Worm Mans that have never arrived and will probably be in very poor condition after being in a box for 5 days.

Thanks once again for resolving the escaped cricket problem, especially in such a timely manner.

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by on December 9, 2013

Thank you so much for your incredible service:) The crickets always arrive alive and live forever. So glad to have met you guys at Repticon.

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