Further prep / research into getting my Northern Spiny-Tailed Geckos.... Crickets.... Noisy buggers - with no cooling available - only heating. So i'll be able to breed them during the cooler months but will have to buy them during the hotter ones due to not having air conditioning to regulate the temperatures. I wont put them the garage - that place is a toaster during the day. I've yet to have a winter to test the temps inside so just assuming it'll be too hot so... looking at inside the house. Inside the house... it's double story. I'm downstairs next to the garage. Upstairs are the other two residents that live here. If i get an oversized tub (id prefer my captives to have more space than advised to live in and keep them in smaller numbers than recommended if possible for said space so they're more comfy) and build a frame around it covered with acoustic foam..... has anyone tried this? In my head it's foam - the air should still travel through *sorta* freely. It'll have a door to open that would be done at least once a day for food and water changes. I could rig up some PC sized cooling fans to ensure adequate airflow if it's insufficient. My question is - would this work in reducing the noise they make when chirping since i cant regulate the temperatures to make it cooler so they don't want too? I'd offer to give away excess in the Brisbane / Boondall region for free - i'd be looking at keeping a small colony that would be adequate for feeding two geckos from winter - spring. It would be learning / a hobby a long with securing food for my guys. I've been checking in on the two local pet stores and it appears they infrequently get new crickets in - so the smalls are mediums. mediums are larges.... etc. Heck you'd be lucky to get 10 out of a pack if i got them from the pet store..... TLDR - I'd prefer to raise my own for the reasons stated above...... The only concern is noise as i'm one of those people that will wake up at the slightest noise (except for conditioned white noise like a fan. it took me a year to get used to the garbage trucks when living in the city - but earplugs are wonderful and im happy to sacrifice to work towards an interim) for keeping them inside the house? During winter - after i temperature check the garage if it's adequate i can move them there and use heating if it's too cold. What i cant handle is if it's too hot. Something else iv'e wondered about is purchasing an old bar fridge - drilling holes into it safely or removing a door to allow airflow (again - first thought of the idea i've yet to look into it with further detail these are just top of the head ideas) and again building a fame around it for the acoustic foam to help dampen the noise. If that would work i could probably purchase an aquarium water cooler and hook that up to a thermostat in summer to test how that would work with cooling (it would not be the crickets water - but a separate water source self contained within the barfridge to help regulate temperature) Anyone else have experience or comments relating to this that may help?