Another BH under my care was recently upgraded to have the ability to generate about 1,5 kilograms of insects per day (peak period).
It only take about 45 minutes to get the system up and running.
The owner joined the fun in the preparation of the insect food.
He got so excited and could not wait for the result.
I brought along with me the portable set complete with the insect generating powder plus it starter (maggots).
The moment I arrived I inspected the BH and located the best place to put the set in action.
I then start with the food preparation. I was using two separate pails.
First get about 10 litres of water into each pail.
I would then get those vitamin, minerals and preservatives to be premixed. In this way the ingredients will be well distributed in the soup.
Once ready I will start with the first batch of about 2.5 kilograms of insect generating powder.
Stir the mixture until all those clumps of powder were smooth.
Add the next batch of insect powder until a total of 5 kg were added.
Stir and if the mixture is too thick add some fresh water.
Stir until you can feel that the mixture is smooth and no lumps of undissolved powder in the mix.
Test the mixture thickness by lifting a handful and released them through your fingers. The mixture should be able to flow down smoothly.
Once ready move the pails to the selected location in the BH. Bring those yellow racks with some holes already drilled at its sides.
Lay all the racks on the floor and filled them with equal amount each.
Make sure you leave one empty to be used as the cover.
Once the soup were evenly spread you now pick some maggots and put them into each pail.
Stack the boxes on each other and cover the top with the empty unit.
The starter maggots will be you first batch of insects to be generated by your system.
Once they turned into flying insects they will be fertilized and those females will start laying their eggs.
Each female can lay about 400 eggs during their life.
If your starter maggots was about 1000 of them there will be at least 500 females and 500 males (approximate).
So if all the 500 females are fertile they will generate about 500X400 eggs = 200,000 new insects.
If all the new insects that were generated continue to lay eggs you can imagine the number that will be inside your BH.
It will be very productive if you have another unit within about 10-20 days after the 1st unit was put into operation.
Main reason being during their peak period you can get more insect to lay eggs inside your new set.
If say 100,000 females start laying 400 eggs you will now have about 40,000,000 new insects inside your BH.
Minimum is 1 set but you might want to go for 4 sets.
One set can produce about 1.5 kilograms of insect per day (during peak period). With four units you will have about 6 kilograms of these high protein insects complete with Vitamins and minerals inside them.
For more detail on how to start one please call 017 7551318.