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Should we raise Dubia Roaches on our waste fruit?

 
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many times in permaculture we grow fruit. When we process said fruit we have waste.
Should we consider rasing Dubia Roaches using this waste fruit.
This waste could be frozen to use as feed over a extended time frame.
 
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Frozen or dried, drying being more sustainable in most places.
Do you have chickens to feed, or were you thinking of selling the roaches?
I am not sure if they are any better than worms or meal worms, though from what I remember reading, they are less fussy. about food and accommodation.
 
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This started because of a post by someone in Texas looking to raise cricket or locust
Commercial cricket farmers in Thailand tend to use chicken feed as a proteins source.
Locust ranchers use alot of easy to grow greens like mustard, collards, kale, etc. as a protein source.
Worms live off the composting microbes they ingest as well as organic matter they can ingest.
Soldier flies are seasonal in my area.
But the roaches are big fruit eaters. When I process my fruit I can feed wast to geese and other poultry.
However, could I produce higher protein by feeding waste to roaches and using roach waste in garden? Could these roaches be dried and stored?

I guess my real question should have been what waste streams do we have?
Of the waste streams we have, what insects or worms can be effectively raised on them.
Of the insects and worms that can be raised, which ones can I cost effectively raise in my area (Cincinnati Ohio) to use a poultry feed.
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