Category Archives: The Journey

Cooking & Eating Mealworms For The First Time!

At last after many months of breeding and raising the mealworms I have finally got round to cooking and eating them. I waited until I had some unsuspecting guests round so that they could be coerced into eating the mealworms … Continue reading

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The Edible Insect – Part 7 – Sorting the Mealworms

The new batch of mealworms have now grown to varying sizes up to about 2cm so it’s time to move them from the nursery into their own environments. This video shows you how I have set up the mealworm farm … Continue reading

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The Edible Insect – Part 6 – A Quick Update

There are thousands of baby mealworms now and they are visible so this is just a quick update to show you how they are doing and talk about the next step.

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VIDEO: Step 4 – We Have Baby Mealworms!

The first batch of darkling beetle eggs have hatched into tiny mealworms. This generation will be fed on dehydrated organic vegetable waste from our kitchen with a view to creating a sustainable farm. Once the mealworms have reached full sizeI … Continue reading

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Mealworm Farm Prototype – Step 3 – Beetle Mania

In this epidsode of The Edible Insect the mealworm farm has reached the end of the 1st lifecycle with beetles appearing and darkening. I have been experimenting with a “beetle filter” to try and automatically seperate out the darkiling beetles … Continue reading

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Organic Mealworm Farm – Part 2, Pupation Starts

Well after watching the mealworms for what seems like weeks they finally slowed down and start pupating! This video shows a few modifications I have made to the mealworm farm including a far simpler way to add the mesh to … Continue reading

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Mealworm Farm Prototype – Week 1

The initial stock of pet grade mealworms have arrived and this is the prototype habitat / farm we have built to raise and breed the mealworms. We chose stainless steel as we wanted to try and avoid plastic if at … Continue reading

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The Edible Insect – An Introduction

Transcription Welcome to The Edible Insect. My name is┬áChris Young and I will be taking you on my journey to find out all about eating insects or “entomophagy” as it’s known. Did you know that insects can provide very similar … Continue reading

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