Potential Value of the Mormon Cricket (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) Harvested as a High-Protein Feed for Poultry

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Adults of Anabrus simplex Haldeman collected near Greystone, Colo., were found to have a mean dry weight (males and females combined) of 1.08 g and a crude protein content of 58%. At cricket densities of 10 to 20/m2,a 1-km2 band of crickets represents ca. 11 to 22 metric tons of potentially harvestable high-protein powder. Corn-cricket-based diets produced significantly better growth of broiler chicks than was produced by a conventional corn-soybean based diet. Based on current prices for corn and soybean meal, the wholesale value of crickets of the aforementioned densities in a km2 band would range from $3,300 to $6,600 if harvested for use as a high-protein feed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1982

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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