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Composting with Roaches

 
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Hey there. I recently started to compost with Dubia Roaches as an experiment in compost effectiveness and growing my own gecko food. Do you have experience with this style composting? I learned about it on the "un conventional farm er" website.
 
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Arron Hendrix wrote:Hey there. I recently started to compost with Dubia Roaches as an experiment in compost effectiveness and growing my own gecko food. Do you have experience with this style composting? I learned about it on the "un conventional farm er" website.



I have roaches (dubia and others), but my chickens do most of my composting, the roaches I rear to sell as pet food on the side, and because I like them.  

There's a guy here in Michigan who knows a lot about roaches.  Kyle Kandilian, I think his name it.  He's be a good resource.
Some links to consider:
https://www.gardenrant.com/?guest_post=the-joys-of-cockroach-composting-seriously  
https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center/research-resources/sustainability-initiatives/composting/blatticomposting


 
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When I had dubia & hissers, I wasn't impressed with them, but I was just raising them for my reptiles, so I dumped the frass in the chicken coop or worm bin instead of focusing on their composting ability.
I bet they'd do well with the right system, though.
 
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Arron Hendrix wrote:Hey there. I recently started to compost with Dubia Roaches as an experiment in compost effectiveness and growing my own gecko food. Do you have experience with this style composting? I learned about it on the "un conventional farm er" website.



You might want to consider black soldier fly larvae. They are great feeders and compost anything super quickly
 
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