I've been heavily researching "tree fodder" and came across this interesting factoid:
Mulberry leaves contain b-carotene, which can be converted with varying efficiency by animals to vitamin A and the xanthophylls, which can be a good source of the pigmentation of egg yolk (Moller et al., 2000;
My project thread Agriculture collects solar energy two-dimensionally; but silviculture collects it three dimensionally.
Rick Roman wrote:Hi Nancy, Super worms are like Mealworms, just much larger. Both species are larvae of the Darkling beetle. They are raised commercially to feed reptiles or fish and can be purchased at most pet stores. I buy the Super Worms during the winter as treats for my small flock of chickens... they love them. You can raise Super Worms, but the life cycle takes a long time (close to a year).
but once they get established you have ALOT of mealworms! i can harvest 100 a week out of my 2yr old colony and it doesn't really go down . i put a large heat mat under the tote so they grow/ reproduce faster.
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit