Effect of the temperature on the egg production and development of Acheta domesticus (L.) (Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae) - Einfluß der Temperatur auf die Eibildung und Entwicklung von Acheta domesticus (L.) (Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae)
Linzer Biologische Beitraege. 31 Dezember; 312: 731-737
For this study, house crickets were reared at three different temperatures (23 degrees C, 25 degrees C, and 30 degrees C). The number of produced eggs was strongly increased with rising temperatures. While females reared at 23 degrees C oviposited an average of 37 eggs per day, those reared at 30 degrees C oviposited an average of 140 eggs per day. The number of eggs stored in the ovaries increased from 11 to 53. Within the investigated temperature range, the duration of both the embryogenesis and the larval development was shortened significantly. The embryogenesis took 18 +- 3 days at 23 degrees C and 9 +- 1 days at 30 degrees C, while the larval development took 117 +- 10 days at 23 degrees C and 65 +- 7 days at 30 degrees C. By adding data from the literature a zero point of development at 14.5 degrees C could be calculated.