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Chinese Bush Cricket (Gampsocleis gratiosa)

A common Beijing practice, especially amongst the older set, is to keep crickets for their song. The Chinese Bush Cricket is a large vocal species which are kept in small cages and even carried around in pockets. I have kept a couple for several months during which time they provided superb picture opportunities. They do well on a diet of carrots and the occasional mealworm. Inevitably, it is easier to find these in a pet shop than in the wild. 
Beijing, China

Click the image to see more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site…..

Chinese Bush Cricket (Gampsocleis gratiosa)

A common Beijing practice, especially amongst the older set, is to keep crickets for their song. The Chinese Bush Cricket is a large vocal species which are kept in small cages and even carried around in pockets. I have kept a couple for several months during which time they provided superb picture opportunities. They do well on a diet of carrots and the occasional mealworm. Inevitably, it is easier to find these in a pet shop than in the wild.
Beijing, China

Click the image to see more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site…..

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