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Check the link very good article.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/07/0715_040715_tvinsectfood.html


I think eating bugs or at least raising them for fishfood or chicken feed would be extremely beneficial.

Food, space, and work per lb of protein from bugs is twice that of raising cows. For the environmental purests  Cows produce a lot of CO'2 and methane, greenhouse gases, as compared to bugs.

To me a major draw to premaculture is living efficiently to fulfill our basic needs.

Food wise Bugs make total sense. 

Not to mention they are healthy.  Fish and Chickens eating bugs will produce much healthier meat and eggs because of the omega 3 fatty acids and minerals in  the bug's exoskeleton.   

One reason Wild  Fish are so much healthier for us then farm feed fish is their diet on bugs.
 
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i have just produced some healthy bugs on some fungi by not eating them on time, here they eat and sell lots of fungi. They did not smell. as meat filled bugs smells. mine were fruit fly bugs.
  paul stamets talks of fungi being good for this he asys in his book tha the threw some rotten mushrooms or other fungi  on his fish pond and the fish hit them to knowck the bugs out.
  ther are people who know how to grow bugs they sell them for fisher men, i bet learning so you could sell them to hen farmers coudl be a good way to earn money.
  i saw a documentary on how some part of south america which included eating flies, you can buy fly powder by the kilo, i wonder how they produce them. THey sell what i imagine is the same for feeding caged birds in some good pet shops.
  We don't know do we how much methane and co2 bugs eat. agri rose macaskie.
 
Leah Sattler
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crickets and mealworms are simple to grow if you set them up right.....I am not terribly interested in eating them at this point in my life though...

years ago I watched a documentary type doomsday, overpopulation type scenario, and it predicted bugs to be the food of the future......
 
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I did not mean grow insects for eating ourselves rather as chicken food, though the black flour they make of ground flies according to some documentary on south america was used, if i remember right, for tortillas.
  My father always says, "look how much energy insect eating things have, look how swallows fly around all the time". Frogs aren't very energetic which maybe puts paid to that idea.

Should be usefull to know how to breed them just incase we end up in a concentration camp or get ship wrecked or some other extreme situation, its better than eating your companions .
  Anyway please spit it out I would love to know how to breed  crickets and meal worms. I'm sure i would try it if i knew how, it might increase the bird population in my garden.
  Couldn't you sell crictets because they make a home happy according to Dickens, if i remember right. he wrote, "a cricket on the hearth". agri rose macaskie.
 
 
Leah Sattler
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here is a good site. http://www.feederinsects.co.za/feederinsects_mealworms.htm

keeping optimal temps is probably the hardest part for me. they really need to be inside here for most of the year.......and they can smell a bit...... so I don't plan on raising them until I have a heated/cooled barn or workshop

 
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my mom had a friend that owned a deli when i was a child and he was always giving her bugs..fried or chocolate covered or whatever..we liked the bees, they were like rice crispies..choc covered ants weren't bad either.
 
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ewww...yuck...grooooossss

I've tried the ants.  Not a big fan.
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