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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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Closing the loop on food production

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
What do worms, carp and lettuce have in common? They’re all part of an experimental food facility aiming to produce both fish and vegetables with virtually no waste, and very few inputs. The aquarium’s…

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Buncha manure, I tell ya

I was so excited the day that my coworker, Jose, dropped off a load of horse manure for the worms and I was there to film it. I realize watching a load of manure being dumped isn’t for everybody. I…

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Two Week Old Crickets

It’s only been two weeks and the crickets are getting much bigger. I can’t believe how many there are! There are some larger ones and some really small ones. I am supplementing the apple slices with a little cricket feed,…

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Our new guests stink

Boo. We have some more uninvited guests. And they stink. Black Soldier Fly Larvae have a certain smell to them. I’m not saying it is pleasant, but it is distinct. Now the bin smells kind of like bad food scraps….

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Hot Larvae!

It got pretty hot over the weekend. At one point, the temp was 110F in the Biopod. The literature I’ve read says the larvae shouldn’t be exposed to temps above 105F. They’re still alive, but a lot slower.  

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Spirulina 3

Trying to dry Spirulina grown from aquaponics water. https://vimeo.com/m/99153479

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