Dikeman C, Plesuk S, Klimek D, Burke S, Jorgensen K, Simmons L. 2007. Influence of diet and time on fat and retinol concentrations in adult feeder crickets. In Ward A, Hunt A, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Knoxville, TN.
Many captive amphibians are fed supplemented crickets (Acheta domesticus) as a basal diet. There is concern that some amphibians have unique requirements for certain vitamins, particularly vitamin A due to its association with squamous metaplasia of mucous producing epithelia, resulting in inability to capture prey. Because vitamin A is fat soluble, it was hypothesized that increasing fat concentration of crickets also may increase vitamin A.Dikeman – INFLUENCE OF DIET AND TIME ON FAT AND RETINOL CONCENTRATIONS IN ADULT FEEDER CRICKETS.pdf     310 KB