Farming – EntoCube

Farming

The utilisation of food insects in the food industry is growing. The time to join the edible insect industry is now, as the European market is expected to grow rapidly during the upcoming years. We want to help you be successful in the farming, sales and usage of edible insects. We will also support you in implementing insects as food ingredient in industrial manufacturing processes.

1. Incubation
The journey of a Finnish cricket starts from the EntoCube incubation chamber. An optimised micro climate maintains steady temperature and humidity levels during the 10-day incubation period. After the eggs hatch, the pinheads climb out into a collection capsule, from which they are placed into new rearing containers (recos) filled with egg cartons.
2. Rearing
The crickets live in egg carton filled recos for appr. 5 weeks. During this time, they are provided with grain based EntoCube cricket feed and fresh drinking water. Feed and water are added 4-5 times during the 5-week period. EntoCube feeding and watering devices ensure high hygiene without compromising crickets’ access to the feed and water sources.
3. Harvest
Grown house crickets are collected from their rearing containers with an EntoCube harvest device and then put down by freezing. A cold environment causes the crickets to enter hibernation after which their vital functions finally cease. Frozen crickets are cold transported to processing centers in Helsinki.
4. Processing
During processing, frozen crickets are rinsed, boiled and roasted. Some are repackaged and frozen after boiling for later use. Frozen, whole crickets are an excellent ingredient for filling dishes. Roasted crickets are great for snacking or as an ingredient for aroma rich and nutritious cricket powder.

Food safety

Microbiological testing from cricket samples is conducted regularly from EntoCube cricket farms to ensure food safety and quality. All CEQ (Certified EntoCube Quality) labeled cricket products originate from certified EntoCube farms using EntoCube farming technology that fulfills our quality standards.

Begin cricket farming today!

Choose your package below

Starter kit

An excellent option for anyone looking to farm crickets for their own use or just to try out cricket farming in small scale. You can use the starter kit in normal room temperature. 2 EntoCube starter kits produce appr. 2,4 kg of crickets per month if treated properly.

  • Two 70 liter rearing containers (recos)
  • Small house cricket starting population
  • EntoCube farming manual

One rearing container (reco) includes a feeding and drinking device, and egg cartons and feed to last for 6 months.

Shipping is not included in the price. EntoCube does not commit to purchase the farmed crickets from small scale home or tent farms.

299€

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Tent farming kit

EntoCube tent farming kit is a turn key solution including everything you need to start your first cricket farm. Our tent cricket farm requires 2 square meter space, an exhaust valve and an electric socket. The farm yields appr. 14 kg of crickets per month with 2-3h of labour time per week.

  • 2mx2mx2m heated rearing tent

  • 12 EntoCube recos

  • A small population of house crickets

  • Cricket farming training

  • Delivery and installation

One rearing container (reco) includes a feeding and drinking device, and egg cartons and feed to last for 6 months.

We recommend that you have a washing station and a freezer in close proximity of the farm to make equipment cleaning and putting down the crickets easier.

We deliver up to 200 km distance from Espoo, Finland. The installation and training are included with the delivery.

EntoCube does not commit to purchase the farmed crickets from small scale home or tent farms.

2490€

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Large scale farm

Do you have +50m2 heated indoor space and you’re looking to put it to good use? EntoCube offers expertise in building efficient and reliable indoor cricket farms, access to time saving farming technology and a sales channel for your crickets.

Get in touch and we’ll find you the perfect solution!

  • 100 EntoCube recos
  • A large population of house crickets
  • Farming training
  • Delivery and introduction
One rearing container (reco) includes a feeding and drinking device, and egg cartons and feed to last for 6 months.
 
100 recos require 30-40 m2 space that has a washing station with access to fresh water and a freezer close by. 

7490€

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EntoCube farming devices and equipment 

EntoCube cricket farming solutions ensure the well-being and quality of your crickets and decrease the amount of manual labour of your daily farming tasks.

Feed cylinder

The EntoCube feed cylinder provides access to feed for the crickets. The device ensures proper flow rate of feed and when filled, prevents crickets from entering inside the cylinder.

Incubation chamber

Cricket eggs need a high temperature and enough moisture for incubation and efficient hatching. Our incubation chambers provide a controlled, optimisable microclimate for egg incubation.

EntoCube cricket feed

The certified cricket feed from EntoCube has optimised micronutrients for house crickets. Our grain-based feed is soy-free and consists of 89% Finnish ingredients.
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Harvest device

Our solution allows you to simply pour or shake the contents of EntoCube rearing container into the separator device. This will ensure a clean product with minimal labour.

EntoFlo drinking device

The EntoFlo watering device provides clean drinking water for the crickets. The device is suitable for crickets of all ages and does not require cleaning during the rearing cycle. Estimated workload per rearing cycle: 4 min

Cup drinking device

A simple drinking device is suitable for small scale cricket rearing. The device is filled and cleaned by hand. Estimated workload per rearing cycle: 30 min

Insects are an opportunity

Now is the perfect time to begin operating in the insect industry as the European market is expected to grow rapidly during the upcoming years. We want to help you succeed in the farming, sales and usage of edible insects. We will also support you in implementing insects as food ingredient in industrial manufacturing processes.

– Matti, EntoCube/Business Developer