The museum is currently closed for roof works, reopening on Saturday 8 May 2021. Stay connected with us via social or online at our Museum at Home website. Learn more.

Field Crickets

These large crickets of the genus Teleogryllus are easily reared on a diet of dried dog food pellets and lettuce. The males sing pleasantly by rubbing their wings together. The females lay eggs into containers of sand. A small species of cricket can also be purchased from pet shops.

Field Cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus Field Cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus

Queensland Museum's Find out about... is proudly supported by the Thyne Reid Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.