Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 08:38 pm EST :
Collect maybe 30-35 black field crickets, not so easy to catch. I figured I give it a week or two and see how they do. I may try catching a few more, would like around 100. I suppose having a couple thousand crickets, I would get more castings, maybe next summers outdoor project. I put in a dish of soil also, maybe they will lay some eggs in the next two weeks, then I can put it in a warm spot and see what hatches.
I need something thats alittle stronger than worm castings, but also free. I also think crickets casting would be great for daylily's, crocus and cyclamen.
Cricket vs Other Organic Fertilizers Product N P K Total NPK Value Cricket 4.04 2.18 2.26 8.48 Chicken Squat 1.00 0.80 0.39 2.19 Horse Plop 0.70 0.25 0.77 1.72 Worm Castings 0.86 0.37 0.25 1.48 Cow Patties 0.57 0.23 0.62 1.42 Swine Slop 0.49 0.34 0.47 1.30