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  • Hi mkadir, - I bumped that Forum thread back up today. Let me know if any of it relates to how you are keeping your larvae.
  • Bumping this because refered to it recently.
  • Hi mkadir, - It is common for a few mealworm pupae to die; usually related to that individual of the colony's health when it was a late instar larvae. Without knowing how you are managing pupation one suggestion for now is looking back to see the Au…
  • Hi JButera, - As stated before I don't rear crickets, so the following may be out dated. 32 -36 °Celsius was used by Parajulee, DeFoliart & Hogg when trialed mass Acheta domesticus rearings in 1993. This temperature for eggs was cited as being …
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Longyu_Zheng/publication/229307779_From_organic_waste_to_biodiesel_Black_soldier_fly_Hermetia_illucens_makes_it_feasible/links/548e9c660cf2d1800d843062/From-organic-waste-to-biodiesel-Black-soldier-fly-Hermetia-i…
  • Hi Abdoullah, - Black soldier fly larvae "fat" (oil, lipid) in published research has been obtained by grinding them up & placing the mash into a porous bag, then submerging that filter bag for 48 hours in petroleum ether (solvent) at ambient t…
  • Hi Savaru, - there is a Forum thread of "Data" with several links to specific insect composition. Find search function on right side of page when connected to "Web" version (option appears bottom left of page).
  • Hi mkadir, - The "lesser" mealworm is not the same as the more commonly reared "yellow" mealworm, although both are sometimes just refered to as "darkling" beetles. There are lots of on-line pictures & entomology descriptions using the scientifi…
  • Hi Moofisilla, - Since you have 3D fabrication available I think you may be able to design a separation ramp. Mealworm larvae before pupation will "wander", driven by hormonal titre changes, & I see this in TinyFarm grow bags as larval pile ups …
  • Hi YOMANU, - Here is what I think is happening with automatic siever machines. Firtst of all my impression is the mealworm farmers are not dealing with larvae that have very different sizes. In other words the commercial operations take what the br…
  • Hi oskizzle, - Am on tablet so not again resubmitting title. However, I find the "yandex" dot com search engine often gives scientific report access to what others direct you to buy.
  • Hi kira, - You will find this called "Bee brood" in English. I don't have a free moment today to orientate better than to suggest entering that phrase into an internet search.
  • According to another source the average weight of worker bees inside a colony = 3.5 - 4 kilograms (fresh live weight). By spring between 60 - 80 % of these worker bees have been replaced.
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 8
  • 'Lesser" mealworm Alphitobius diapernis is in the Tenebriod family & these can fly. "Yellow" mealworm Tenebrio molitor is what most edible bug farmers rear & these do not get airborne. I have been confused when these are written about, sinc…
  • Hi Ozone, - 1st title can be downloaded; some sites give free month trial. I am on tablet & using search engine Yandex typing in the 1st title see 4th entry down of pg. 1 pulled up it is available from emilyhalberstadt & on pg 2 pulled up it…
  • Dead bees from a large hive can be about 500 daily, although most die away from the hive out in the fields; this number may sound high, but consider a large hive can have 60,000 bees. And inside the hive a worker bee (female) usually lives no more t…
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 5
  • Dead bees are considered more than just a food item in some places. One name for the dry adult bee collected from those that died is called "Podmore". Tinctures (minimum 40% alcohol covered ground dead bees kept in dark & shaken for 2 weeks the…
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 3
  • Fixed (?) link for the FAO bee document mentioned above = http://www.wageningenportals.nl/sites/default/files/resource/fao1996valueadded-products-from-beekeeping.pdf
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 3
  • Bee recipes from fao as per section "8.3.3" titled "As food" ... see working link = http://www.wageningenportals.nl/sites/default/files/resource/fao1996valueadded-products-from-beekeeping.pdf Section "8.10"" is "Recipes" ... including Nepali Bakut…
  • Again EntoAaron, - Tenebrio molitor mealworm pupae are sensitive to touch, vibration, noise & magnetic field. The hormone ecdy-sterone (commonly referred to as the "moulting" hormone) & juvenile hormone ("growing" along hormone) have much hi…
  • Cricket Vanilla-bean Ice Cream anyone? For the proprietary "finely textured cricket protein" I think one could substitute homemade cricket extract. I would first boil the crickets to decontaminate them, rinse them, let cool down, blend them with th…
  • Hi EntoAaron, - Eclose is when larvae hatches from egg & also when adult emerges from pupae. There are phases of hormones at different stages in an insect life cycle. It is not as simple as one hormone switches off, while another switches on &…
  • My computer is having problems so will quickly post the following to show that chitin & chitosan from crickets can also be a valuable product. This is for Vita Jarolimkova's thesis "Preparation and characterization of antimicrobial packaging fi…
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 1
  • For those interested in the value of bee corpses for value added product chitin & chitosan here are some more free full texts available on-line. "Fluctuation in physicochemical properties of chitins extracted from different body parts of honeyb…
    in Bees Comment by gringojay September 1
  • Hi Debra, - It would be useful to you if other people reading the Forum also respond to you here. I am only producing mealworms in TinyFarm grow bags & do not use containers. If you can not search the Forum to find the way I farm them or the p…
  • Hi Debra, - Are you raising eggs, mealworm larvae, pupae & adults all together in one container? I think to get a healthier farm it is better to raise mealworms in their different stages in separate containers. A good start is to sift the adult…
  • Bumping this to override excessive recenet spam bot posts
    in Bees Comment by gringojay August 31
  • FAO (U.N.) has a long bulletin (No. 124) on bees. See Chapter 8 section "8.10" for several recipes. Try "Value-added products from beekeeping" by Krell (1996) link: http://www.fao.org/docrep/w0076e/w0076300.htm#con
    in Bees Comment by gringojay August 30
  • Hi dean, - Allow me to write more clearly about % you might find. If you have a microscope to use you can identify eggs that are likely non-diapausers, after teasing them out of a pod. Silfer & King did that and actually found 1 pod with 25 egg…
  • Hi dean, - If you are relying on wild population of M. differentialis & collect their egg pods then consider how Sifer & King in 1943 did things. Although maybe 80% of wild egg pods will have no non-diapause eggs whatsoever; you should be ab…