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I've been researching methods to dry large volumes of Crickets and am struggling to find anything that makes economic sense given electricity/gas costs. Microwaving is very quick and protects nutrients but the largest conveyor microwave I can find will do 120kg in an hour at a running cost of 105W. Given you need at least 3,000k of crickets for one ton of powder, that's a huge cost element just in drying them out. It probably works given the current cost of cricket powder but if insects are to be used to replace fishmeal etc on livestock diets I can't see how this level of cost can be anywhere near absorbed and still be profitable. Does anyone else have ideas/information?