The world population continues to grow steadily. In 2050, the United Nations expects the world population to reach 9.7 billion people. Therefore, achieving global food security is necessary. In today’s world, fish and meat consumption is still of enormous importance.
The Green Grubs solution is an incubator for ‘black soldier larvae’ that transform organic waste into the alternative protein source.
Our maggot breeding box perfectly supports the life cycle of the maggot with its innovative technology. The user merely has to come into contact with the maggots and the maggots are optimally supported in their growth. One only has to load the box with new organic waste every few days and remove the maggots in the prepupae state.
The larvae used by Green Grubs are resource saving for two reasons.
On the one hand, it can use almost any type of organic waste as a source of food. Hence, it quite significantly dispenses with external energy sources; those are replaced by waste that is generated at any rate.
On the other hand, it has a relatively high turnover. Once the box has been set in motion, a continuous cycle sets in, allowing e.g., up to 10 chickens to be supplied with protein feed from now on.
II. Materials for building a GreenGrubs insect incubator
1 x euro box
1x 365mm x 305mm x 12mm thick wooden board
1x wooden strip length: 361mm
1x wooden strip length: 365mm
2x head rails length: 365mm
1x skirting board length: 358mm
1x plexiglass pane 353mm x 361mm x 5mm
1x plexiglass 192mm x 361mm x 5mm
12x ramp sleeves / screw-in nuts M4 (8x8mm)
12x plastic nuts
Foam rubber to isolate the lid (width 30mm for upper and width 20mm for lower strips)
1x plastic base plate 350mm x 356mm
1x mosquito net
1x plastic tube (diameter 8mm)
It is important to mention that some materials, such as the wooden partition, are replaced by plastic parts to prevent mold.