Symbi Biological

Category: Fish Food Project


Symbi Moving Forward

“So what do you feed the fish?”, she asked. I had just finished explaining how aquaponics was the perfect answer to recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics as it is an elegant system that solves the main issues of both production systems….

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Cricket Production Costs

Here are the costs for cricket production. Full spreadsheet after the page break. It costs $7.21 to produce one pound of cricket in the system that I use. The system includes a bin, two mudpies made from 5 parts coconut…

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Grinding Away

Grinding crickets to make a flour seems like a simple idea. Just get a grinder and grind ‘em, right? Getting the right grinder is obviously important and I thought I’d give some common grinding options a try before committing the…

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Dehydrating Crickets

It’s finally time to start drying crickets and grind them up! I could not be more excited about this. I am using an Excalibur brand food dehydrator because it provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to drying temperatures…

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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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Cricket Harvest Numbers

In late January of last year, I started with one bin of crickets with the hope that they would help contribute to the Fish Food Project closing the loop for our aquaponics system. They were put next to the soldier…

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Columns of Crickets

It’s getting a little tight in the cricket castle. Finally producing protein for the Fish Food Project. From one bin to 55 all in a 10×10′ area.

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