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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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Mealworms Eat Styrofoam

Recently, I read a Stanford study where they fed styrofoam to mealworms and they actually ate it! This is very exciting news as polystyrene is slow to biodegrade and it’s widely used throughout the world. Rob Jordan reports on the…

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Eek, a mouse!

We had an invasion over the weekend. A mouse climbed into one of the meal worm bins and had one heck of good time it appears. I can hardly blame the little thing. A bin full of feed with live…

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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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Mighty Mite-y

Grain mites have infested the mealworm bins. The first bin that was started has rolled oats and chicken mash as bedding and it is about 70% humidity. A quick look on the web will tell you that grain mites like…

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The Beetles!

Well, they sure do grow up quick! Last week, I saw what looked to be a pupa here and there. Turns out, they were definitely pupae and we have quite a few beetles. It’s really neat how the meal worms…

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Mealworms Inside Their Bin

Here’s a look at the Mealworms inside their habitat, which is currently located where we raise the crickets. Once the adult darkling beetles emerge, they will be moved to their own bin to encourage reproduction and to keep them from…

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