Finally, A Decent Insect Breeding/Harvesting Appliance For The Kitchen (You Know, So You Can Eat The Larvae)

July 30, 2013


This is the Farm 432 Insect Breeding device. It's a self-contained black soldier fly habitat that allows the flies to breed and produce up to 500g (about a pound) of larvae a week, which you will then eat. Mmmmm, black soldier fly larvae. Think Cocoa Krispies, but without the milk, and they kind of explode with juices when you bite them. So maybe more like a little living Gusher.

By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50%. Considering that we already use one third of croplands for the production of animal feed, we will have to look for alternative food sources and alternative ways of growing it.

Farm 432 enables people to turn against the dysfunctional system of current meat production by growing their own protein source at home. After 432 hours, 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs turn into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein, larvae that self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into a harvest bucket.

Black soldier fly adults don´t eat, the larvae can be fed on bio waste, therefore the production almost costs no water or CO2. Black soldier fly larvae are one of the most efficient protein converters in insects, containing up to 42% of protein, a lot of calcium and amino acids.

Hey, I get that current farming practices aren't sustainable. I just wish like, we weren't gonna have to eat bugs in the future. Whatever happened to being able to get all your nutrients in pill form -- are scientists still working on that? That's what I want. Plus think of all the time we'll save not having to sit down for meals! I'm joking, I love eating, it's one of the few joys I have left in life. You take that away from me and I'm down to video games and sleeping, and, honestly, I haven't been sleeping that well lately.

Hit the jump for several more shots of the larvae making machine as well as some why we should eat bugs propaganda.







Thanks to brian and Speakevil, who both ate giant larvae when they went on rainforest tours and said they had a nutty mushroom flavor followed by puke.

  • The_Wretched

    Can we have a followup story?

  • Ozzimus

    Where do I get one? Awesome! Do you guys know what's in food coloring?

  • Cool stats bro. Not a chance in hell.

  • So I have to eat insects because f--king Catholics and other retards won't use contraception or have abortions? Stop having so many babies all you inbred idiots. The world can't sustain growth at this pace for much longer. Either that or the lot of you should eat flyburgers as you brought larvaemageddon down upon us.

  • vadersapp

    We're gonna start eating bugs in 2050? Guess who's going out in 2049? Have fun eating bugs grandkids, you sick fucks.

  • Rock Minatitlán

    where does the poop go?

  • Matty Spinny

    eww. eww. *shiver* ewww!

  • David Shire

    I knew some farmers who had a low-tech version of this, just a wooden box that you'd put waste in basically. The soldier fly maggots would pop out and chickens would gobble them right up! So, use it to feed chickens, but maybe not yourself.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Now that is a good idea! Either that or at least have it prepared to looks less awful. If someone offered me a burger made of black soldier fly larvae i would probably give it ago. The sad thing about this is the probably took ages preparing that rice/maggot dish for the photo and it looks nightmareish...

  • See, now we're getting somewhere. Flies make grody-ass larvae, chickens eat grody-ass larvae, I eat delicious eggs and CHIKINZ. Win.

  • Anodos

    Well, what happened guys? Everyone was all into Fallout stuff, this is about as Fallout as it gets, have at it!

  • Because I'll just take whatever the cost of this thing is and invest it in top ramen and eat like a king for decades.

  • failtuna

    I can imagine grinding them into a paste and then frying the fuck out of them would make them edible... maybe.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    We already eat grinded bugs in flour, tomato sauce, chocolate and all those vegetable products after all.

  • OrehRatiug

    In negligible amounts, not as our primary source of protein. Also the amount at which I assume you believe to be the case is entirely a myth.

  • Max Baldwin

    I could have not said it better myself Dr.Evil.

  • Billy Rocka

    I skipped over the rice earlier. Now ill never eat dirty rice again...

  • Billy Rocka

    If meat became/becomes too much of a problem I'll eat beans for my protein intake. i watched the movie the "Fly" when I was a kid, eating one does not compute.

  • Patrick

    almost 200g of beans is one 15mg portion of protein. that has a significant amount more calories, and a lot less in actual nutrients like calcium iron and phosphorus compared to 100g of insect.

  • Billy Rocka

    Have you ever read the label of a can of beans? 200 grams is about 3-4 grams of protein not mg but g. All the other nutrients can be found in different types of greens and veggies in heneral. A can has approximately 20 grams protein. Your argument is invalid.

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