In April, Big Cricket Farms became the first U.S. company to raise insects for human consumption. It’s no surprise crickets are leaping onto our plates—they require less space and fewer resources than cows or chickens, and they’re packed with protein and other nutrients. But farmed crickets and premade cricket foods can be expensive. Why not breed your own crunchy critters instead? (Don’t miss our recipe for cooking crickets, below.)
1) Set terrariums near heat. In one, put crickets, food, water, soil dishes, and egg carton.