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Category: Crickets


Yield’s Up!

Last winter, I posted about how my pitiful cricket yields were starting to climb. I went from 4 ounces to 8 ounces and it was rather encouraging. Then, my yields tapered off and I was back to getting 4 ounces….

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Eating Insects for Dinner

I went to the Eating Insects Conference in Detroit and had the privilege of joining the fantastic folks at Detroit Ento for an amazing meal full of delicious insects. Upon walking in the door, we were greeted with a meal…

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Eating Insects Conference

Recently, I had the privilege of making a trip out to one of the coolest conferences I’ve ever attended, Eating Insects: Exploring the culture of insects as food and feed. Entomophagy, the technical term for eating insects, is an emerging…

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Hopper Hopper 2.0

The original Hopper Hopper I made has worked out pretty well. It is a bin, some duct tape, and a modified 5 gallon water bottle to act as a funnel. The whole idea reminds me of that scene in Return…

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Lettuce Inside

I’ve been feeding the crickets lettuce discards and they really like it as you can see in the photo. I peel off some of the outer leaves from the heads during harvest and save the for the crickets or the…

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Crickets and Water

After my successful string of harvests, I learned from our friends at Bitwater Farms that we can get even heavier yields from the kind of bins we use. We should get closer to a pound per bin, which is well above…

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Crickets Laying Eggs

Here’s a video of some crickets laying eggs. They insert their ovipositor, which is a needle -like appendage between the female crickets back legs, into the “mud” which consists of coconut coir and worm castings at a 5:1 ratio. The…

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