Fast Ways to Grow Bamboo Caterpillars
Bamboo caterpillar cultivation may not be too familiar in the business world, however this business opportunity cannot be underestimated. The ever increasing demand for bamboo caterpillars makes this business more likely. In general, these bamboo caterpillars are used as fish feed or reptiles, but some people also now consume bamboo caterpillars as processed food. The taste is delicious and the news about the content of bamboo caterpillars that are rich in protein and fat, makes the demand for caterpillars more and more.
Things Needed for Bamboo Caterpillar Cultivation
The way of cultivating bamboo caterpillars is quite easy and the stages of cultivation are simple, like the cultivation of other types of caterpillars. To be able to cultivate this caterpillar there are several things that you must prepare, which include large buckets or trays with a minimum depth of 16-25 cm. The size of this container will be quite influential, the bigger the container you use, the better. Next are burlap sacks, cotton cloth, tissue and sand. For food you can prepare fresh fruit or vegetables or vegetables, and for starters you can prepare 100 bamboo caterpillars for breeding.
How to Cultivate Bamboo Caterpillars
After you have prepared the ingredients needed for bamboo caterpillar cultivation, then make a number of breeding sites, and give a small hole with wire to ventilate, the ventilation holes should not be too large, so that the caterpillar cannot come out. Next prepare a substrate made from flakes of bran, cereal and finely ground cornflakes, for this substrate you can make it yourself or buy it at a feeder seller. Cover the container you have prepared with a 5-7.6cm thick substrate. Next set the breeding place with a temperature of 21ºC -24ºC, besides making sure the breeding site is clean and free of chemicals. Cover the substrate with fresh fruit and vegetable slices, place the bamboo caterpillar and cover the container so that the caterpillar does not come out.
Wait until the caterpillar breeds, which takes about 10 weeks or so, during this time make sure you always check the condition of the container, and replace the pieces of vegetables and fruit regularly. After the eggs hatch, remove dead beetles, and separate the beetles with hatched eggs, because if you place the larvae and beetles together, the larvae that have hatched will be eaten by the beetles. That's an easy way to cultivate bamboo caterpillars, then you can harvest this bamboo caterpillar regularly.
Tips on breeding bamboo caterpillars
In order for your bamboo caterpillar cultivation to be successful and successful, there are several things you must do, which include storing the container in a place that is exposed to light, making sure the temperature of the container and cleaning the container periodically.
Description: Bamboo caterpillar cultivation is a pretty good business potential, in addition to easy breeding, the demand for bamboo caterpillars is also increasing.