Countertop grasshopper breeding…
I recently came across a fascinating and thought provoking article entitled: The Lepsis is a Terrarium for Growing Edible Bugs at Home! (The images included below borrowed from the article at InHabitat.com)
There has been a lot of talk recently about eating insects since the United Nations officially endorsed and encouraged using insects as a sustainable food source due to their high fat, protein and mineral content. Indeed, insects are considered a delicacy in many places around the world. It seems only those humans more closely associated with modern western “civilization” find the thought distasteful; modern people prefer lobster and shrimp to crickets and grasshoppers. (On this perplexing subject I will refer readers to an excellent essay by the late David Foster Wallace, which can be read here: Consider the Lobster (2004).
The Lepsis, reportedly developed by Mansour Ourasanah in collaboration with KitchenAid, the all to familiar kitchen paraphernalia brand:
Lepsis comes with four different units–one each for breeding, growing, harvesting and killing your next delicious grasshopper burger. So far, it’s just in the prototype phase…
Below, some promo material :
And below, a more technical breakdown of some of the components integrated into the Lepsis.