Live crickets and other insects
Emotional Support Animals
July 16, 2015

Emotional Support Animals are animals that provide a therapeutic benefit to someone with a mental or psychiatric disability. While an ESA is usually a dog or cat, other animals, such as reptiles, are also being used as ESAs. Emotional Support Animals are prescribed by a medical professional to help with a verifiable disability.

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Fluker Farms Announces Classroom Contest Winners
April 6, 2013

Fluker Farms, America’s top breeder of live crickets, reptile feeder insects, and reptile supplies is pleased to announce the 10 lucky winners of their 2013 Classroom Contest.  Thousands of entries were submitted by both students and teachers in grades Kindergarten through K-12 for a chance to win a Reptile setup and free feeder insects from Fluker Farms for an entire year.

David Fluker and the entire staff at Fluker Farms wish to congratulate the following classroom winners*:

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Bug Club Party  

Every year the U.S. recognizes National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day in October and thousands of Americans participate by hosting a Bug Club Party. Bug Club parties offer party goers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to proclaim, “I ATE A BUG!” because the only snacks on the menu include chocolate covered insects like crickets and super mealworms!

If you think a bug club party sounds crazy, gross or weird….you might be surprised to learn how many countries consider bugs to be delicious delicacies!  In fact, the United Nations said that there are more than 1,400 insect species eaten by around 300 ethnic groups in 113 countries worldwide. 

Dolbear’s Law

How hot is it? Ask a Cricket!  

Did you know that snowy tree crickets can help you accurately determine the temperature outside?
Back in the 1890s Amos Dolbear, a noted American Physicist and Inventor, discovered the relationship between the number of degrees outside and the number of times snowy tree crickets would “chirp” in 60 seconds. Dolbear, a major contributor to science who authored several books and pamphlets in his lifetime, published his findings in an 1897 article appropriately titled, “The Cricket as a Thermometer.”