You will walk away from this blog post with a better understanding of the process to farm deep sea satin.
The first thing you need to know is that deep sea satin is actually a type of algae found predominantly in dark, nutrient-rich waters near the ocean floor.
While it exists elsewhere in much smaller quantities, harvesting these types of algae for commercial purposes has yet to occur anywhere but rarely in international waters.
After harvesting, the next step is reducing water content using filtration and air before drying thoroughly using low-temperature methods.
The final stage involves sorting through strands by diameter and then dyeing them accordingly once they are ready to be shipped around the world or sold locally on land.
Knowing the steps involved in the entire process is an important part of learning how to farm deep sea satin. The next step is understanding where best to start.
1.Where Does It Come From?
Satin harvesting can happen in four ways: collecting, aquaculture, microalgae farming and biological extraction. Most of us will never see any kind of satin in its entirety.
However, you might have seen synthetic versions in clothing stores or online only in the form of satiny fabric used in decorative applications (purses, bedding, tablecloths).
The only type most people see with regularity is aquaculture-based satin because it is commonly marketed for purchase on land.
This type of satin is harvested from the water by men, women and even children who make their living at it. They dive below the surface to remove algae from rocks and other hard surfaces or corals.
2.Growing Satin on Land
Using any one of three methods – aquaculture, microalgae farming or biological extraction – this method has been perfected to a point where satan can grow on land as easily as it does in nature.
In fact, many people believe that growing satin on land offers farmers the most potential for profit as well as being less expensive than harvesting it from natural sources undersea.
3.Growing Satin in Water
Another viable option is to farm directly in water using specially designed greenhouses. This method has been used for more than 20 years with great success across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
Aquaculture-based satin farming isn’t the only way to get the product you need on land. However, it is one of the best ways to do so because raising satin on land offers several benefits over doing so undersea.
The most important of these benefits is that it allows farmers to control factors that are beyond their control when harvesting from the wilds of the ocean floor.
Perhaps the biggest reason to consider satin farming on land is the money it generates. Growing satin on land requires farmers to be more savvy when it comes to using low-cost inputs in order to reduce costs when selling their products.
For example, when raising satin on land, special lighting needs only be used in certain sections of the greenhouse in order to achieve sufficient growth.
This allows farmers to keep down overall energy consumption while still achieving the same results that are possible undersea.
5.The Process of Growing Satin
Aquaculture-based satin farming works with water farming techniques for harvesting algae, but also requires some new technologies created by the folks who are harvesting it on land.
This type of satin farming is also exclusive to areas where wind and windblown sand are not a problem.
It has been proven time and time again that using exterior lighting in conjunction with specific types of algae allows for more effective growth than doing so under the sea.
This illustrates why farmers who grow satin on land usually use exterior lighting to help achieve better growth rates. The same goes for other kinds of farming because the lack of wind and sand means there is less risk involved when it comes to harvesting undersea.
6.So What is It?
As this kind of farming continues to grow, satin is becoming a precious commodity. In fact, with the general market value of satin currently at around US$1,000 per kilogram, the potential for profit from selling products from a production farm is enormous.
However, there are a couple things that separate this type of farming from others.
7.What Makes It Unique?
Harvesting isn’t the only thing that sets this type of farming apart. Harvesting involves the use of artificial light, air filtration and drying techniques that are typically not found undersea.
These methods are important to bring satin harvesting on land to its full potential.
8.How is It Done?
Satin is grown in three different ways, although most people focus on aquaculture because it is easiest to manage.
Some people argue the advantages of growing satin on land outweigh the difficulties involved with other farming methods. However, no matter how satin is grown, there are several stages involved in getting it ready for harvesting and selling around the world.
First, satin farming requires a nurturing environment and an area where sunlight is available all year round. Virtually anywhere will work as long as the farmer can reach deep enough water to allow growth.
Most aquaculture-based satin farms are at sea level; however, that is not always the case because some farms grow satin in estuaries and other coastal areas. The next step is to install greenhouses where the algae will thrive and grow large enough for harvesting.