[ExI] Most Monarch butterflies in 20 years

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Tue Jan 10 02:38:04 UTC 2023



From: Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [ExI] Most Monarch butterflies in 20 years





>…Cockroaches equal to monarch butterflies??? ;)


>…I suppose next you're going to argue we should welcome Mosquitoes, and fire the great Mosquito abatement authority we have here in Salt Lake City? ;)




On the contrary Brent, mosquitoes are not just carnivorous, they devour humans.  We slay anything which devours humans, without remorse.  


But ja, cockroaches are harmless (they don’t really spread disease (that was a bad rap from the start)) and they are interesting bugs in their own way.  They seem to be so adaptable, whereas butterflies are always threatened by anything and everything.  The butterflies have a specialized and limited diet, they live in a narrow-ish climate range.  Roaches live eeeeeverywhere and eat anything.


But here’s the real deal: chickens will eat roaches if they can catch them.  I didn’t know either until I saw it happen.  We are living in times where we really need to be thinking more on how we turn plant matter into protein.  We know cows taste great, but they need a lot of water and a lot of land.  Hogs are less environmentally demanding, but chickens are better than anything.


We know that chickens can grow full size on seeds, but my theory is they will grow faster on protein.  We are told we will eat bugs (and own nothing (and be happy)) but I think it just won’t catch on.  I can easily envision eating bug-fed chicken however, and roaches might be just the thing: they eat anything and breed quickly.  They are extremely robust.  Chickens seem to like them.  So… we eat bugs second hand.  And we own lotsa stuff and we are happy.





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