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"Lepsis" suggests some interesting designs

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Basilisk, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Basilisk

    Basilisk New Member

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    So there's this terrarium called a "lepsis" that's supposed to be used to grow edible bugs for humans, but all I can think is that its sleek exterior design and geometric scaffolding would make for a really interesting arboreal tarantula setup. Of course it would take some (or a lot of) tweaking, but can you imagine that green structure all webbed up?

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Wait… go back a minute… Edible bugs for humans? Whaaaaaaaaaa???
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome. I can’t find where to buy it though...
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    Nicole Kidman, the bug eater.

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    That's just weird.

    I'd eat bugs too, IF there was nothing else to eat and I was starving.
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    There are a lot of cultures that eat bugs. Pound for pound they're supposedly one of the most efficient types of protein, and are easy to grow in areas that won't support traditional agriculture.

    It's not in production yet, the discussions about it were back in 2012 so I think it was more of a concept than anything. I think it would be possible to rig something similar with 3d printing to make the green matrix thing and some hand finishing on the enclosure part. Based on the promotional material it's made mostly of the green scaffolding, a glass enclosure, and a decorative wooden base. Not exactly complicated.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    I can’t believe no one bought into an in-kitchen bug farm!
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I wouldn't want that stinking thing in my kitchen...obviously once someone smells the stench coming out of that thing they will lose their appetite. That's why it's never been in production.
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    Only eat home raised bugs. You'll get nematodes, otherwise. Friend of mine got a case of the 'todes in Nicaragua, '79. Fucking crickets.
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    Is that what you do?
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    No, but I have had turtle soup. It was actually quite good.
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