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EntoJesse

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  • RoachKing

    Hey jesse, is I'd love to ask you some questions about one of your post!

    September 13
  • jayc

    I am interested in Roach farming. But not getting how to sell it.

    July 6
  • jayc

    Hi Jesse

    July 6
  • Waxiemom63

    Hi EntoJesse. I'm interested in how you were able to stop the wax worm from silking. I've recently started my colony and have been dabbling in the cold process to stop the silking. Please help! Thank you,

    November 2016
  • Lin

    Hi, You posted a comment on my discussion about grasshoppers and said to ask if I wanted more info. I'm wondering if you can provide any info on how to breed them successfully. Specifically, what types and sizes of containers to use, lighting intensities and times, best food sources etc. I live in northeastern Washington State about 20 miles from the canadian border. Grasshoppers are abundant here in the summer and I planned on obtaining my breeding stock from our property (40 acres in a rural community). My short term goal is to provide food grade grasshoppers for an upcoming grasshopper festival here in July (which I may have to collect from my property as my breeding stock might not be large enough by then). After that, possibly scale the operation enough to provide food grade grasshoppers to regional chefs. The research I've done thus far is confusing and any info you can provide will be much appreciated. Lin

    December 2014
    • EntoJesse
      EntoJesse
      Hello Lin, I can't help you with the breeding of local grasshoppers specifically, but I can help you with breeding Locusta migratoria (Migratory locust).

      Temperature: 30-35 degrees Celsius
      Humidity: dry
      Feeding: 3-4 times a day you have to feed them fresh grass, besides that you feed something like wheat bran once a day. The grass should be fresh and moist, but not too wet. If the grass is too wet your locusts will get diseased. If the grass is too dry, the locusts simply won't eat it.
      Egg (deposit): place a few small containers with moist soil in them inside the breeding cages. It should be something like 10 by 10 centimeters and 5-10 centimeters high. Replace the containers every 1-3 days depending on the amount of adult breeding locusts in your cage. Place the containers in a new, empty cage, place a lid on the containers and wait untill they hatch. You then remove the lids so they can crawl out of the soil.
      --> Feed them as usual and they will grow quite fast.
      Containers: I would use a container with a size of 50x50x50 centimeters or something like that. Use bright heating bulbs (spots) of somewhere between 50-150 watt, depending on the surrounding temperature.

      Hope this helps a little bit. If you have more questions, just ask.

      Greetings, Jesse
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    December 2014