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In my current location there are insect farmers, mushroom farmers, shrimp farmers, and wild crayfish.
Vermiculture is something a small farm can easily do.
So should we be producing castings to maximize chitnase?

As chitin is a component of the cell walls of fungi and exoskeletal elements of some animals (including worms and arthropods), chitinases are generally found in organisms that either need to reshape their own chitin[2] or dissolve and digest the chitin of fungi or animals.

In 2014, group of friends took off to the heart of the Rust Belt, in Youngstown, Ohio. There, inspired by the success of Thailand’s edible insect farming program at lifting people from poverty, Big Cricket Farms formally began operations.

EnviroFlight uses the co-product from breweries, ethanol production, and pre-consumer food waste as a feedstock for Black Soldier Fly larvae (Hermetia illucens), a non pathogenic insect.
Yellow Springs, OH

URBANA Ohio fish and shrimp festival — Possibly the most seafood in Ohio outside of rivers or lakes will be in Champaign County

County Line Mushrooms, Fredericksburg, Ohio USA
Dickie Bird Farm, Chillicothe, Ohio, USA - Facebook
NEW! Forest Fungi Farm, Hiram, Ohio USA
Green Edge Gardens, Amesville, Ohio, USA
Killbuck Valley Mushrooms, Burbank, Ohio, USA
Mushroom Harvest, Athens, Ohio, USA
Mushroom Shack, Akron, Ohio, USA
Polecat Pines Mushroom Farm, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, USA (Facebook)
Squire Valleevue Farm, Hunting Valley, Ohio, USA
Tiger Mushroom Farms, Blacklick, Ohio, USA - Facebook
Valley City Fungi, Valley City, Ohio, USA - Facebook
Winesburg Mushrooms, Clyde, Ohio, USA - Facebook

USA Patent
Methods of using worm castings for insect repellency
US 20020090669 A1
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