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    Plastic trash to lizard food

    One of the online science mags I get had an article today about superworms (Zophobas atratus) being able to subsist just eating polystyrene and remaining good as animal feeders: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-o..._hsmi=84645100 . Imagine being able to raise food for our little friends just by feeding beetle larvae plastic packing material! But I guess you'd need a lot of them to get rid of what one small appliance usually comes packed in.

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    Yes Larry I read about this, it would be great if this works out. I wait to hear more but how fantastic if our feed critters can actually remove one of the worst pollutants and turn it into food ! It's a win win for society and humans in general. Let's all breed lots of superworms and release them in the rubbish dumps
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    Yes Larry I read about this, it would be great if this works out. I wait to hear more but how fantastic if our feed critters can actually remove one of the worst pollutants and turn it into food ! It's a win win for society and humans in general. Let's all breed lots of superworms and release them in the rubbish dumps
    I wonder what, if any, ecological problems this might cause. If there's none it'd be great to do! Recycle trash and provide feeder bugs to wildlife. I'd do it.

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