Consultancy Session (15 minute Block)
We have been breeding insects and training people for 14 years. This enables us to help you get the answers you need to determine the feasibility of an insect breeding business, and specific techniques to breed them. Our experience relates to the common House cricket (Acheta domesticus), Yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) , Super mealworm (Zophobas morio) and Speckled/Lobster Cockroach (Nauphoeta cinerea) with and without climate control
We respect everyone’s right to confidentiality and all information discussed stays confidential. For people who just want advice to set up their business, our rates are $25 (US) per 15 minute block. Sessions are usually by videos link using Skype, Facetime or Facebook live feeds. Our members area has lots of resources to share which are available in sessions.
So that you get the most out of the session we recommend you send us an email prior to the session which outlines the following:
- What type of insect you propose to breed; and scale of operation.
- What clients do you propose to target
- How you propose to grow the insects (i.e. in containers or open netted enclosures)
- What problems you have encountered or problems you anticipate.
- If you have previous experience, what this involved.
- What specific questions do you want answered.
If you haven’ already, you may want to look through the articles in the Commercial Section which will give you some information on markets, common mistakes and production rates.
If you know for certain which species you will be breeding we recommend you purchase the book (Cricket Breeding manual or Cockroach Breeding Manual) prior to the session. This will enable you to ask targeted questions that arise from looking through the photos and text and reduce the time you need for a session.
Once you have ordered the number of 15m blocks you want, we will email you to organize a time fora video session, and to obtain some basic information about your proposal.