1. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    I was at the Old Produce Store a few days ago and the place was musical with the sounds of crickets. They had just got a whole new batch in; apparently to feed pet reptiles. Today i note they have all been sold (about 3 dozen at $9 pkts. not bad!).
    At $9 a punnet (Chinese Food container size- nowhere near full) they must be a better farming proposition that blueberries.

    I am just starting to see life returning to my new garden, at least one frog and some small lizards (about 8" long-very fast). I think one of the lizards was hanging out for a bit of my steak sandwich the other day.
    I got to thinking, should I buy some crickets for my new lizards?
    What do crickets do in a garden apart from making noise?

    Would I be better off investing my $9 in a bottle of Merlot, or to "liberate" some farmed crickets?
    Would i be rewarded in my Next Life for either?
     
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    Re: Crickets.

    I was out raking mulch this arvo, and in the process spotted two beautiful, majestic wedge-tailed eagles catching thermals. Then the local galahs started giving them hard time, which got me thinking... Why didn't the eagles crush the galahs - they are much bigger and surely more powerful?

    Buy the bottle of Merlot this week, and a container of crickets next. This way, any effects on your karma will be balanced.

    Night Michael, Marko.
     
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    Re: Crickets.

    LOL LOL The best laugh i have had all day; Thanks, I've been decidedly grumpy as the troglodytes take over the planet.. i think i should call it a night on that high note
    Remind me to tell you of my eagle experience.
     
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    Re: Crickets.

    G'day
    Mark's got it right alright, things seem different after a bottle of merlot. (tho for me it would be driving the porcelain bus)
    Don't know what else cricket's do, but I really like hearing them in the garden. Spotted one of our lizards only last week. Heard it slinking around before I saw it; is great having wildlife in suburbia.

    Once saw a wagtail seeing off every other bird from his patch on the billabong, each bird larger than the last until it finally managed to hassle a heron off it's perch, upon which it then sat bobbing triumphantly.
    Wedgies are big and powerful but not as quick as galahs in the air; now if the galahs were feeding on the ground it would be a different story.

    I actually only read this thread 'cos I thought it said 'cricket' and wondered if someone else was glued to the radio like me
    cheers
     
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    Re: Crickets.

    LOL
    It would be nice to know what crickets (the bugs) do in the garden/ecology.
     
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    They are there to put holes in your spuds
     

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