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Fruit & Veggie Insect Bread
Beat eggs separately, then mix in dry and wet ingredients. Prepare pan with olive oil as if you’re baking brownies. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and bake anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on how thin you spread your mixture. Check with a toothpick before removing from the oven as you would with your own baked human recipes. Let it cool before feeding to your birds. You can also freeze and reheat for 20-30 seconds in your microwave later. Save a few days’ worth in the fridge to keep it fresh and ready to serve. You can provide in chunks, crumbles, or cubes – whatever works for you. If you want to do crumbles place crumbled bread over a pan in your oven at 250 degrees for 10-15 minutes and the pieces/crumbs will become dried and a little crunchy. When serving sprinkle some Skipio’s Insect Mix on top to attract birds to try a bite. The iridescent qualities of the bugs will catch their eye naturally.
- 1 box muffin mix – corn works well
- 1 dozen eggs hardboiled or raw – if using shells be sure to sterilize first
- 1/3 cup 100% fruit juice of some kind
- 12 oz of mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 apple cut into small chunks
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup Skipio’s Insect Mix
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 teaspoon wheat germ
- 1/3 heaping cup of Herb Salad or Alfalfa Greens
- 1 cup of Skipio’s Egg Meal
- 1 tbsp herb of some kind for flavor (rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme, mint)
- 1 tbsp hand feeding formula
- 1 tsp Probiotics
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- substitute cereal or oatmeal/steel cut oats for 1 cup of muffin mix
- 1 tsp grit or grit substitute
Sprouts & Insect Soft Food
Soak seed for 12-24 hours, then drain of all water – stir frequently. Once sprouts begin to grow, stir repeatedly every so often until all seed has sprouted. Putting the soaked seed under a cage light or lamp 16+ inches away will help speed the process. Be careful for warm temperatures when sprouting seed as that can cause it to spoil. Seed will sprout faster in sunlight or under full spectrum lighting.
Once most of the seed has sprouted, rinse thoroughly with cold water. Mix in dry ingredients. Store in a refrigerator for up to a week or so, or longer if stored in a freezer. Great on a hot day if frozen or refrigerated.
Egg & Insect Soft Food
Dice eggs and pour in a large mixing bowl. Stir in dry ingredients. To add moisture, add more hard boiled eggs. To remove moisture, add more insect mix or egg meal. When finished, sprinkle a dark oily seed mix on top.