How long do crickets live for(the ones you buy from a pet store)?

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Okay I think I want to get lizards or frogs or some other creature like that, and I need to know how long I can keep crickets for? We don't have a pet store any where near us it's a 45 minute drive to the closest pet store. So if I get a critter that eats crickets I would need to keep extra but I'm not sure how long I can keep them alive or how?

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they will live for around 24 hrs in the bag, but if you keep them in a cricket holder or plastic cage they should live for a week or more
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I had salamanders and frogs, for a long time. Normally the crickets will last about a week or maybe two, you  need to keep apple peices and that inside the tank so they can drink it, but this depends too on how many crickets ur animal eats, you might find that it eats them all right up real quick, in which case you might have to store these crickets seperatly. My friend kept them in a tank beside her other tank and they
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You have to feed them to keep them alive any longer than a couple days.  You can buy gutload at the pet store and this gel stuff that provides them with moisture.  It will be in the same area of the pet store that the gutload is in.  I used to live in a very small town myself that had only one pet store and it was a rip off.  I had a Plated Sudan that would eat about 40 crickets in one feeding and this pet store usually didn't have the quantities
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as long as you feed them & make sure they have water(you can put cotton balls soaked in water in the container and that way they can drink w/out drowning themselves) you can keep them alive in a ventilated cricket carrier for about 2 weeks...you can feed em lots of things, gut load is a good food that also supplies your herps w vitamins when they eat the crickets but you can alos fed them cat food,
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They are the same thing just different colors. When goldfish hatch they are silver or brownish to blend in so more survive. After several weeks they become the common orange color however some to not change.
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