How To Cultivate Spirulina In Your Area.
Amazing facts of Spirulina.👇👉 NASA and MELISSA recommended spirulina as one of the primary foods to be cultivated during long-term space missions.
👉 Nutrients value of 1gram of spirulina is equivalent to 100g of spinach or carrots and 1 kg of other vegetables.
👉The algae grow in solutions of particular minerals with correct chemical balance and a pH of 8-11.
👉Spirulina is Cheap to produce. Considering the food value spirulina price is low in the market.
👉 Cultivation of spirulina involves simple technology and locally available materials.
👉Spirulina requires much less water to grow than vegetables.
|Healthy Spirulina Farming in India. Image source- akvopedia.|
Equipment and other Materials Required to cultivate spirulina for a Small farm
- Flask of live spirulina
- Tank -as per availability of space
- An electric mini-pump – 220V, 5-7W
- 1000L of culture medium (fertilizer and mineral salts dissolved in drinking water)
- Measuring tools – thermometer, Secchi disk, litmus paper, etc
- Harvesting equipment
- Extruder, dryer
- Air compressors, such as aquarium ones.
- 2 polyethylene sheets -2mm thick.
- 4 frames
- 3 bars (metal/bamboo, etc.)
- Bricks, breeze blocks, packed earth, or planks for walls
How To Build up the Walls
Build up30cm height is required with packed earth, bricks, or planks. Which material to be used depends upon the weather conditions, and other factors.
Cover the sides and the bottom with one polyethylene sheet. Create a temporary compartment (200L) to produce spirulina needed to seed the whole tank.
Reinforce the walls with metal/bamboo frames and cover with a second plastic sheet.
Here we are having like a Tarpaulin Malak off-tank because it is a pure NGO model, we can detach from one place to another place. Each tank is having a size of 3mx6m, 18m 2 tank".
|Cultivate Spirulina in your area like D.Arthi.|
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