Our Experience Breeding Feeder Insects…
WildlifeHub was founded by Glenn Kvassay, a passionate Biologist who has over 13 years experience training, breeding and researching insects production systems commercially or for the hobbyist. Glenn has a strong focus of improving the efficiency of the insect industry through research, education, Innovation and Partnerships. The website provides a information sharing platform for the insect industry through:
- Comprehensive training resources to breed insects (books, videos, consultation).
- Directory site to connect clients, breeders, wholesalers and retailers
- Resources to help people people find information about edible insects
- Developing Insect breeding products
- Working in partnership with other breeders and innovators
As a biologist and naturalist I started a conservation group with a good friend to conserve Quolls, which are the marsupial equivalent of a cat (Northern Quoll Seekers Network which evolved to the Australian Quoll Conservancy. My work also included doing wildlife rescue to rehabilitate orphaned Quolls which was costing a fortune in live foods. We started breeding insects to save money and to allow us to rehabilitate more animals.
As word got out that the “insect man” had lots of excess insects, it led us to breed insects to Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Reptile Carers, Wildlife Rescue Carers, Pet Stores and the General Public. This led us to develop our first website WildlifeHub.com to train people how to breed insects. As time went on, inquiries into insects for human consumption grew and we started to breed insects to feed fish in our aquaponic systems, and for aquaponic businesses. This led us to develop Insects4Food.com a website dedicated to selling products and services relating to the edible insect industry. Currently our research is focused on:
- Breeding insects as a sustainable food source for human consumption (direct consumption or for aquaponics)
- Sustainable food sources for feeding insects and aquaponics (aquatic and terrestrial plants)
- Develop new method s to heat insect and aquaponic facilities using solar storage systems over a 24 hour period (without batteries).
- Trialing new production methods for private and commercial production of insects that require much less maintenance than conventional methods.
Our training and consultancy resources are used by some of the largest and smallest insect breeders (for edible insects and pet trade) around the world to improve the efficiency of their operations or to start new businesses. Working with hundreds of insect breeders around the world, has given us a unique understanding of the issues breeders face, and we are happy to share our information.
WildlifeHub works closely with the following partners to achieve sustainable solutions to the insect industry:
Adam is the founder of Flo Gardens an Aquaponic Business that undertakes research and education into sustainable food for aquaponics.
Adam is an innovator in his industry, trailing, researching and developing new technologies or methods. He has developed a new low maintenance aquaponic flat pack system.