Thursday, May 5, 2011


Okay, so yesterday, I was outside with one of my grasshoppers, and it was in a small container. The wind blew, and knocked it off of the BBQ, and it opened, and he got out. I'M A BAD GRASSHOPPER OWNERRRRR!!
Dx Back to two again.... One boy, one girl...

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My friend Ian gave me another grasshopper today, AND IT'S A GIRL! :D Now I can tell, the other ones are boys. :3 I ISH SO HAPPEH! But, I still need more girls and boys. I hope they'll mate before the end of spring, or it'll all be over. :L (Probably... xD)



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I has anothur. >:D

Another grasshopper, that is. He is so close to looking the exact same as my other grasshopper, I don't need to post a picture of him. He is just ever so slightly more yellow. They both appear to be male, but they are also nymphs, therefor I can't really tell yet. I caught him today, and he seemed quite popular with my friends. xD

Just thought I'd let you know. I am going to try to get to a petshop soon to see how expensive the supplies for grasshoppers are, and possibly buy some grasshoppers and supplies if possible.

Thanks for reading!


You wanna raise a grasshopper? Read this!

Grasshoppers are fun to raise, as they shed quite a bit, (which is cool to me) and they take preeetty little care. You can hold them too. (CAREFULLY PLEASE. We don't want any murder. xD) They make good food for some reptiles and other animals, too. I've put together some info for ya'll grasshopper loverz. Lets begin!

Male and Female Differences

Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the they're abdomen. Females two pairs of valves (triangle shaped) at the end of they're abdomen that are used for digging holes in sand to lay eggs in. 

(Pictured below)

How to Tell the Difference Between Male and Female

Gently pick up the grasshopper, being careful to avoid it's fragile legs. Do not squeeze the grasshopper. Turn it upside down slowly, and look for the differences written above. A female will also have longer legs, but you won't notice the leg length unless you have a male and a female to compare with. Wash your hands afterwards, and either return the grasshopper to the wild, or gently place it back into it's habitat.

How to Make a Grasshopper Habitat

Prepare your grasshopper cage. It should have a lid, so grasshoppers can't jump out. Put in some grass, but make sure it doesn't have any pesticides in it! Put sand in a cup and moisten with water. (Put some water into a CLEAN spray bottle, and spray it a few times or so 'till it's moist.) The sand should always be kept moist but not soggy. Place in some twigs for it to climb on. Place the cage near your light source -- light should be available for about 16 hours a day. Grasshoppers need to stay warm! 

How to Care for the Grasshopper

Clean the cage daily, to keep it from smelling. Remove any uneaten food and waste, and moisten the sand every now and then. As far as food, they will probably eat the grass in they're cage if it's fresh, but other then that..

Some long-horned grasshoppers will eat dead animals, or catch and eat some other insects, but other grasshoppers will eat plants and stuff like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, lettuce, ect. 

If one of the/the grasshopper/s lays eggs in the sand, cover the sand with a jar, take it out of the cage, and place it close to a heat source until they hatch. 


Keep grasshoppers warm and dry to keep them healthy and encourage them to breed. Grasshoppers lay eggs in the spring.

If grasshoppers are released, they can do extensive damage to lawn and garden. Some people can develop grasshopper allergies. 

Well, that should be all you need to know, but let me know if you need more in the comments!

Thanks so much, and enjoy raising your grasshoppers!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Okay, so you want more info?

Well, basically, I love grasshoppers, and after capturing and raising a grasshopper named "Greengo" from a nymph, I decided I would catch more grasshoppers. After me and a few friends found a nymph, (young grasshopper) I caught it, and captured another fully grown grasshopper. Unfortunately, they both died soon after I caught them. One died mysteriously, and the other one fell from the top of the cage, and appeared to have brain damage, (it was acting VERY strangely, and appeared to be in a lot of pain)so I then put it out of it's misery. (as quickly as possible) I then caught a nymph before having to leave to a family gathering, and have looked after it ever since. I later decided I would start a project to raise and breed grasshoppers. I only have one yet, and very little as far as supplies, but I will manage. I will soon find a way to get to a local petshop to but supplies. (As long as they aren't UBER expensive)

Well, I need a name for my current ONLY grasshopper. I posted a picture in my last post. Let me know in the comments, if you have the time! He MIGHT be a band-winged grasshopper. He is VERY close to the pictures I've seen. Thanks for your input!

Well, I hope that's enough info for ya'll.



'Ello, 'ello. :3

Welcome to my grasshopper blog! I am in the process of creating a grasshopper farm, just for the fun of it. I don't have many supplies yet, but I'll manage. :3 I will do video updates every now and then. Here's the picture of my habitat. It currently has one unnamed grasshopper in it. I have placed a picture of him too.