Billions and billions sold : Pet-feeder crickets ( Orthoptera : Gryllidae ) , commercial cricket farms , an epizootic densovirus , and government regulations make for a potential disaster

@inproceedings{Weissman2012BillionsAB,
  title={Billions and billions sold : Pet-feeder crickets ( Orthoptera : Gryllidae ) , commercial cricket farms , an epizootic densovirus , and government regulations make for a potential disaster},
  author={David B. Weissman and David A Gray and Hanh Thi My Pham and Peter Tijssen},
  year={2012}
}
The cricket pet food industry in the United States, where as many as 50 million crickets are shipped a week, is a multimillion dollar business that has been devastated by epizootic Acheta domesticus densovirus (AdDNV) outbreaks. Efforts to find an alternative, virus-resistant field cricket species have led to the widespread USA (and European) distribution of a previously unnamed Gryllus species despite existing USA federal regulations to prevent such movement. We analyze and describe this… CONTINUE READING
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