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Species of grasses exist that at various stages of development (ususally early on) have crude protein contents high enough to sustain cricket growth (16-21% at various stages of life cycle). These grasses have potential for prolific growth, depending on the climate in which they are planted. Does anybody know whether crickets will eat these grasses, or whether they need to be chopped or milled after being harvested to be utilized for food? Many species of grass may be planted on the American plains as perrenials, and harvested multiple times per year, and potentially could be used as a high protein bulking agent in traditional animal feeds or as an outright replacement for such feeds. Due to the perrenial growth patterns and relatively high yields with small inputs of time and resources (fertilizer, irrigation), these grasses could bring down the cost of feeding farmed insects significantly. Any thoughts, questions or comments are welcome :)