My new cricket breeder containers, I do buy the crickets from pet co and am currently 'flushing' out their systems with some greens and *gasp* carrots. The bug boxes they come in actually are quite nice for the crickets. The cage is a 12 gallon container with holes cut in the side and covered with mesh. The bottom is covered with oatmeal, and there are 4 sponges inside for the crickets to drink out of. The plastic container is turned on its side and contains food for the crickets. There is no place to lay eggs as none are adults.