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Internships. Internships The Earthship Intern Program is a 3 week long hands-on learning experience at the Earthship global headquarters in Taos, New Mexico. Interns learn Earthship design concepts and building techniques with the best Earthship builders in the world, in the original Earthship community,. Each session offers 4 classroom presentations as well as a tour of various community Earthships. The Earthship Intern Program is open to anyone over the age of 21 with an interest in sustainability and a willingness to work hard.

WORKInterns work on Earthship construction sites with the Earthship crew learning building concepts, designs, systems and techniques. During each session, Interns spend one day in our Visitor’s Center guiding guests through an Earthship, answering general questions. Class room presentations offered include Earthship principles and designs, Earthship history and evolution, power systems and water systems. A $100 cleaning deposit is required for check-in to any Intern housing. IDEAS / CONCEPT. Urban farming. AQUARIUMS. FoodAssure Laboratory Ltd. Tropical Fish Find Importers. Redfish Ranch - Tilapia Farm, Courtenay, BC, Canada. R&D AquaFarms Inc. Our Tilapia. Why Tilapia? Our Tilapia In order to archieve the fastest, most consistent growth, tilapia are best raised in an all male culture.

Our tilapia fry and fingerlings are all males through breeding and not hormones. This provides a healthy, consistent product that can be raised organically if one desires. Our fish are available in small quantities, and can be shipped via economical UPS Ground if you're one day ground shipping of Oshkosh Wisconsin. Although every effort is made to have all sizes available it is not always possible.

About Me - Jim's Online Fish Shop. We live in Front Royal, a town in Northern Virginia. We are not too far from the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.. We raise and sell fish, and raise veggies in our aquaponics setup to try to offset the high cost of food. The fish and high quality, high protein fish food we sell helps to pay for the food for the fish and for the seed to plant in the aquaponics setup. Our email address is if you have any questions.

If we don't get back to you quickly, it usually means we are on one of our shopping trips, sorry! SHOPPING: Where To Buy Tilapia Fingerlings in Vancouver | Vancouver Aquaponics - Vancouver, Canada's Aquaponics Online Resource. October 23rd, 2011 UPDATE – There is ONE place in Vancouver that we are aware of to buy tilapia fingerlings! Please click here to email David if you are interested in buying tilapia fingerlings in Vancouver.

Well, on the face of it, you can’t! If you are interested in buying tilapia fingerlings in Vancouver, you are likely going to have to order them. Here is a linkedin post with some helpful information: On the post is a link to Tropical Fish Find where you can find Canadian Fish Importers if you scroll down (the other 2 links are not useful). If you find a supplier/importer selling tilapia in the Vancouver area, please contact us and we will be happy to post the information. We just can’t wait for RedFishRanch to get their supplies up! Clearly this post is not going to be of much use without some major footwork because there IS nowhere obvious to buy Tilapia fingerlings in Vancouver! Canadian Farmed Tilapia : Species: Aquaculture in Canada: Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance.

Species farmed… Tilapia is a warm water, fresh water fish farmed in a few locations in Canada. The flesh is white, moist and mild-flavoured and, as such, versatile for cooking in a variety of menus. Dozens of species are farmed worldwide, however three species make up the bulk of production. The main species farmed in Canada is the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Tilapia is one of the fastest growing fish farming sectors globally, led by China and other low cost Asian and South American producers. Where they’re farmed… Tilapia are farmed in land-based, heated tank systems in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. How they’re farmed… Tilapia are raised in land-based, heated tank systems that employ state-of-the-art recirculation technology. Tilapia require temperatures above 24 C in order to thrive.

What they eat… Tilapia are omnivorous, eating a variety of plant and animal products. Why they’re environmentally sustainable… Did you know… Tilapia is sometimes referred to as St. Links. CatFish-International - Tropical Fish, Aquarium, Reptile, Dog, Bird, Small Animal - Winnipeg, Mantioba, Canada. Species Name: Horabagrus brachysoma Common Name: Sun Catfish, Golden Redtail Catfish, Günther's Catfish, Yellow Catfish, Bullseye Catfish, and Solar Catfish Origin: Asia; India - Very slow moving streams, tributaries and backwaters Max. Size: Current Size 4" - Maximum Size 16" Environment: This shy, nocturnal fish enjoys heavily shadowed areas to dart out from and feed Food: Carnivorous diet; easy to feed. Water: pH 6.0 – 7.5 Temp 74 – 77°F (23 – 25°C) Tank Mates: Peaceful among other docile and similarly-sized fish. A long slender body, with darkened fins and tail, the usual catfish whiskers, and a dark spot outlined by a brighter yellow circle behind the gills.

Species Name:Mystus leucophasis Common Name: Upside Down Catfish, Black Giant Upside Down Catfish Origin: Rivers in Asia; Irrawaddy and Sittang River basins Max. Environment: Plenty of open areas for swimming with caves and other hiding spots to rest. Water: pH 6 – 7 Temp 73 -81°F (23 - 27°C) Tank Mates: Other larger fish. CANADIAN AQUATICS. FISH FOOD. Growing Duckweed. Where to get duckweeds? Duckweeds are available from many sources. How to handle duckweeds? Duckweed plants are delicate and easily damaged by fingers, forceps and other instruments. Individual plants and small colonies may be picked up and moved without damage using a bacteriological loop. Just place the loop in the medium beneath the plant and lift up. This technique also facilitates handling axenic cultures. How to grow duckweeds? Growing duckweeds is like growing any other plant. Duckweeds can be grown in the pond water from which they were collected in open containers.

In nature duckweeds grow in water from many sources and compositions. It is important to keep your duckweed cultures clean. Native populations of duckweeds may be mixtures with varying genetic compositions. Axenic (Sterile) Culture. Duckweeds can be grown in sterile (axenic) culture. Axenic growth requires the use of closed containers to prevent microbial contamination. Growth Media for Duckweeds. Growth Temperature. Duckweed nutritional composition. This page provides some general information about the nutritional composition of duckweeds, much of it from the extensive data collected by Landolt and Kandeler, Biosystematic investigations in the family of duckweeds (Lemnaceae) vol 4, 1987 (Phytochemistry, physiology application, bibliography), vol. 2 of The Family of Lemnaceae- a monographic study.

Information about the suitability of duckweeds for human or animal nutrition is also available. This page is will be expanded to include additional information, particularly on the amino acid and saccharide composition of duckweeds. Mineral Composition Water: Duckweeds are reported to vary between 86% and 97% water (Landolt and Kandeler, 1987, p 149), not surprising for an aquatic plant. In my own studies, Lemna gibba grown on E-Medium typically is 93% water by weight. Mineral elements: The table below reproduces the collected data of Landolt and Kandeler (1987). Effects of the Water (Medium) on Mineral Composition. Leaf Protein Concentrate. Training duckweed. What's New! We have just added "Virtual Audits" to our capabilities. Check out our new Services. We are in the process of developing an ""Online E-University" in order to meet the needs of our global customers that cannot travel to our public classes.

Stay tuned for details and updates. Oh no, my pond is covered with this thick green stuff? What is it? Chances are it is duckweed or algae. Duckweed has some desirable properties for water purification. Duckweed blooms typically occur in shallow waters rich in nutrients, especially phosphorus and/or nitrogen. Because of the exponential growth rate Lemnaceae, herbicides must be used repeatedly (perhaps several times a year). In a nut shell, duckweed is present in water that has high levels of phosphorus and/or ammonia and unless it poses an operational problem it does not need to be removed.

More Troubleshooting on Lagoons Case history of a papermill using our Bioaugmentation Programs Sign up for our troubleshooting newsletters. CROP PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY: RESEARCH. Shop - Bug Ranch. Detritivore. Earthworms are a good example of soil-dwelling detritivores. Detritivores, also known as detritophages, detritus feeders, detritus eaters, or saprophages, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus (decomposing plant and animal parts as well as feces).[1] There are many kinds of invertebrates, vertebrates and plants that carry out coprophagy. By doing so all these detritivores, contribute to decomposition and the nutrient cycles.

They should be distinguished from other decomposers, such as many species of bacteria, fungi and protists, which are unable to ingest discrete lumps of matter, but instead live by absorbing and metabolizing on a molecular scale (saprotrophic nutrition). However, the terms detritivore and decomposer are often used interchangeably. Detritivores are an important aspect of many ecosystems. They can live on any soil with an organic component, including marine ecosystems, where they are termed interchangeably with bottom feeders.

Ecology[edit] Vermiponic Garden. How to Make Your Own Worm Compost System: 10 steps. Steps Part 1 of 3: Making a Home for Your Worms 1Obtain a worm bin. The worm bin is basically the home for the worms, and the place where they digest the organic material you will give them. Worm bins can be purchased from many online vendors, or from your local gardening or farm supply store. Ad 2If you don't want to buy a worm bin, you can also build one on your own. Use rubber storage totes, galvanized tubs, wood, or plastic. 3Use four old car tires for a makeshift home. Part 2 of 3: Building Your Ecosystem 1Prepare the bedding for your worms. 2Choose which worms you want. Part 3 of 3: Maintaining and Harvesting Your Compost 1Feed your worms digestible amounts regularly. 4Harvest the compost once it's ready.

Tips Green food increases nitrogen in your finished compost. Ad Warnings Powdered limestone will create carbon dioxide in your bins and suffocate your worms if the bins are not well ventilated. Worm Composting :: Advanced Worm Topics :: All Things Organic, Worm Composting. Manure Composting Manual. Introduction | The composting process | Composting methods | Site selection for composting | Compost regulations | Compost uses | Troubleshooting | Questions to be addressed prior to composting | Additional information | Appendix A | Worksheet Producers and researchers are exploring many ways to address environmental sustainability and nuisance problems while adding value and improving transportability of manure to offset the costs of management practices.

Manure management includes feed management, collection, transport, storage, handling, treatment, disposal and utilization of manure. This handbook will provide an introduction to agricultural composting and provide additional sources of information for those interested. Composting is the biological decomposition and stabilization of organic material. The process produces heat that, in turn, produces a final product that is stable, free of pathogens and viable plant seeds, and can be beneficially applied to the land. Temperature Porosity. Black Soldier Fly Forum - Index page. Hermetia illucens. The black soldier fly, or Hermetia illucens is a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae, whose larvae are common detritivores in compost heaps. Larvae are also sometimes found in association with carrion, and have significant potential for use in forensic entomology.[1] Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), also known as "phoenix worms", may be used in manure management, for house fly control and for the bioconversion of organic waste material.

Mature larvae and prepupae raised in manure management and waste bioconversion operations may also be used to supplement animal feeds.[2] Larvae are sold as feeders for owners of herptiles and tropical fish, or as composting grubs. They store high levels of calcium for future pupation which is beneficial to herptiles.[3] The adult soldier fly has no functioning mouthparts; it spends its time searching for mates and reproducing. Female black soldier fly depositing eggs in tree bark. Black soldier fly depositing eggs in cardboard Heat[edit] BioPod - Black Soldier Fly Larvae Harvester. The Bio-Conversion of Putrescent Wastes. Soldier Grubs - The Black Soldier Fly - Hermetia illucens.

Soldier Grubs: The Grubs of the Exotic Black Soldier Fly Natural History The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) has a worldwide distribution in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is considered a native of the North American continent, and can be found in many parts of the United States. It is exceptionally active in the Southeastern states from April to November. Soldier Grubs are considered beneficial scavengers in nature, and help to digest and recycle decomposing organic material including carrion, manure, fruits, and decaying plant waste. The black soldier fly has a short lived adult stage, normally lasting between 5-8 days.

Egg & Larval Description The average egg case includes approx. 400-600 eggs; the tiny 1 mm eggs hatch in a little over 100 hours. The juvenile form of Hermetia illucens is a robust and beneficial grub that is yellowish in color, dry to the touch, and surprisingly active, as the video illustrates. High Quality Images. Black Soldier Fly Composting.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting I’m fascinated by the potential of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) for organic waste handling. "SF larvae can digest over 15 kilograms per day of restaurant food waste per square meter of feeding surface area, or roughly 3 lbs per square foot per day. A 95% reduction in the weight and volume of this waste was also noted. This means that for every 100 lbs of restaurant food waste deposited into a unit, only 5 lbs of a black, friable residue remain! " (link). See the BioSystems Design Blog's "A Primer on Black Soldier Fly" (link) for interesting facts about this beneficial insect. BSFL composting is largely an outdoor pursuit in areas where they are native. ** German language forum but Google translates it fairly well.

It is interesting to note that in some of the examples above breeding was achieved in a fairly small space (storage tote size) and with artificial lighting. Cultivation Topics at the Black Soldier Fly Blog Forum Home Page. BSF Adventure. Black Soldier Fly « BioSystems Design Blog. BioSystems Design Blog. Introducing – The BSF Trap. Black Soldier Fly project - Pond Boss Forum. BSF bucket composter v2.1 » Black Soldier Fly Blog. Coprophagia. pH. Plant nutrition. Raising Tilapia Fish - Why Farm Tilapia? Raising tilapia at home. Breeding tilapia. Palm Fertigation - pfda.pdf. Aquaponics. Hydroponics DIY: Build A Flood And Drain / Ebb and Flow Hydroponic System. Ebb and flow aquaponics system is similiar to hydroponics system with fish poo instead of nutrient solution.

Aquaponics system: How to build a desktop aquaponics system for indoor gardening. Aquaponics guide. Aquaponics Sump Tank Sizing | Aquaponic Lynx LLC. Murray Hallam's Practical Aquaponics Commercial Educational Domestic. Aquaponics. Aquaponics USA Grow Beds In Action. Aquaponics. Integrated aquaculture, hydroponics and vermiculture for Rooftop Food Production - Central Queensland University. Murray Hallam's Practical Aquaponics Commercial Educational Domestic. The Growing Edge — Sustainable garden news, media, links and commentary for growers that are growing on the cutting edge.

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