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Resources   Waxworms are medium-white caterpillars with black-tipped feet and small, black or brown heads. “In the wild, they live as nest parasites in bee colonies and eat cocoons, pollen, and shed skins of bees, and chew through beeswax, thus the name. Beekeepers consider waxworms to be pests. Galleria mellonella (the greater wax moths) will not attack the bees directly, but feed on the wax used by the bees to build their honeycomb. …..” Continue reading   wikiHow to Breed Waxworms   Calories in insect – Wax Worms     
Resources   Beondegi: is a Korean street food made with silkworm pupae.   Silkworms culture as a source of protein for humans in space by Yunan Yang, Liman Tang, Ling Tong, Hong Liu   Silkworm pupae oil exerts hypercholesterolemic and antioxidant effects in high-cholesterol diet-fed rats   Microwave-assisted extraction of silkworm pupal oil and evaluation of its fatty acid composition, physicochemical properties and antioxidant activities   Silkworm Pupae Meal   The Worm Lady – the silkworm life cycle    
Resources   Breeding the Cochineal for Harvest   Mexican Farmers Find An Unlikely Source Of Profit In The Cochineal Bug   Cochineal Bugs Create Red Dye: A Moment in Science   Some more…   Dye Pigments videos at 4Ento Green   Resources at 4Ento Green    
Resources   Hot Sauce Made With Ants—Would You Eat It? | Expedition Raw by National Geographic “Tourists visiting Kumarakapay, in Venezuela’s Gran Sabana region, can enjoy a special hot sauce, kumache, with their meals. Restaurant owner Kendall Donals describes the process of collecting and preparing the ants and termites that go into the sauce, a tradition of the local indigenous people, whose ancestors relied on the ants for sustenance.”     Assessment of Nutrients of Escamoles Ant Eggs Limotepum apiculatum M. by Spectroscopy Methods by Virginia Melo-Ruiz1, Tomas Quirino-Barreda, Concepción Calvo-Carrillo, Karina Sánchez-Herrera and Horacio Sandoval-Trujillo   Escamoles Ant Eggs[...]
Check this out!   Livin Farms Insect Hive started production!   wikiHow to Raise Mealworms    
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about locusts Courtesy of Locust watch FAO What is the difference between locusts and grasshoppers? What is a Desert Locust? What countries are affected by the Desert Locust? Do Desert Locust plagues occur with any regularity? How long does a Desert Locust live? How many eggs does a Desert Locust female produce? more question & all the answers here!     Nice Reads   Reproduction in the African Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria migratorioides R. & F.) In Relation to Density and Phase. Author(s) : NORRIS, M. J. ; RICHARDS, O. W. Author Affiliation : London, UK Bulletin[...]
Wild Harvested   Entomophagy and insect conservation: some thoughts for digestion Abstract There is an apparent contradiction between conserving insects and using them as food. Entomophagy can make a significant contribution to insect conservation if they are sustainably harvested in conjunction with appropriate habitat management. It can also be an alternative source of proteins for humans in order to reduce adverse environmental impacts of livestock production.     Farming Crickets Locust Tenebrio Ants Cochineal Silk Worms Wax Worms Other Edible Insects   Six legged livestock Edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand   Edible insects in Lao PDR Building[...]
Top Frequently Asked Questions:   Q: What is food? A: Food is any substance that can be consumed to help the body grow, usually composed primarily of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, water and/or proteins, that can be eaten or drunk and metabolizedby almost all multicellular entities for nutrition or pleasure. Items considered food may be sourced from plants, animals or other categories such as fungus. Ranching, farming, fishing, hunting, foraging, grocery shopping and other methods are ways to obtain food. More   Q: What is foodstuff? A: Food! “Any item that is to be processed, partially processed, or unprocessed for consumption.[...]
How Insect Farming Helps Farmers In Developing Countries
In this post, I am going to show you how insect farming is not only revolutionizing the Western World, but also having huge impact on the lives of people in developing countries too. As many of you may have heard, Insect farming is a new trend that is sweeping the western world. It is rising from our needs for animal protein, an increasing need that cannot continue to be meet as the world population explodes. Insect farming involves raising insects for agricultural purposes and is an inexpensive solution for providing environmentally sustainable food for both humans and animals. In fact, we have covered this in[...]