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Skye Blackburn, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Getting people to eat bugs can make for some infectious PR. At least it has for Skye Blackburn, who has made a business out of her lifelong insect obsession. "In Australia were are part of the minority of the world's population that don't eat bugs," says the founder of Butterfly Skye's Bug Shop. In 2010, Blackburn used a buggy cooking demonstration at the Sydney International Food Festival to extol the virtues of insect gourmet. Her bug shop then introduced critter-filled lollipops at an animal expo, and she now estimates she sells a thousand of the treats every week.

Creature Kit for Insect Life Cycles (SMART 100)

This innovation initially came to life when I was working on my butterfly and insect farm. I wanted people to be able to experience various insect life cycles in their own home or at school, so that I could share something special with them. I chose a few of my favourites and came up with a prototype for an enclosure that would meet the housing requirements for all of them.
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