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Fermenting Feed

Recently, a coworker asked if I had ever heard of fermenting chicken feed. Honestly, the only thing I’ve ever purposefully fermented has been barley, hops, water and yeast after brewing beer. Fermenting helps preserve foods and the microbes involved break…

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Cricket Numbers

So far, the crickets have been pretty successful. I’ve been building the colony and harvesting here and there, but mostly, trying to get the numbers up to have consistent harvests. Before I knew the dehydration problem was happening, I was…

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Baby Mealworms!!!

Honestly, I wasn’t really sure these guys were going to be a success. I started the bins and the mealworms morphed into adults, but then it seemed like most of them died and I couldn’t see any offspring. That’s because…

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Updated Fish Food Project Flow Chart

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Cricket Castle and Cricket Baby Houdinis

The cricket population is exploding and we needed a room to house all the bins. I found an indoor gardening tent that is 10’x10′ and set it up. It’s working out really well. The biggest surprise so far has been…

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Cricket or the Egg?

In our case, the cricket definitely came before the egg. For awhile there, I couldn’t even see the eggs they’re so small! The baby crickets just kind of showed up and I completely missed the eggs in the first habitat due…

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Crickets Eat Spirulina!

Well this is fantastic. I put some spirulina in the cricket bin hoping that they would eat it. And they did! It will be interesting overtime to play with the amounts and blend it in with other feedstocks. Looking forward…

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