How to create a kaiju bug out for your garden?
It’s a challenge that anyone can tackle.
Koi fish embroidered with the name of one of the kaijus are now available from Koi Fish & Co in Dublin and Cork.
A Koi bug out, or koi purifier as it’s commonly known, consists of a plastic or ceramic device that uses a chemical solution to kill the bugs that normally inhabit the water, then the water itself is boiled to remove the bugs.
In other words, you just add water.
To make the koi bugs, simply cut them into small pieces, add them to a container and place in a jar.
The water can be filtered or purified, and the bugs can be dried in the sun.
If you want to be a bit more creative, you can use any of a number of other kaijin items, such as the kami-sushi, the kamishigami and the yumi.
“It’s about finding the right ingredients and working with them to create an effective and durable product,” says Pat O’Donoghue, the company’s managing director.
The Koi Bugs, available from the KoiFish & Co website, are available from March 31.
Source The Irish Sun article How koi are made in Ireland’s gardens article “Koi bugs are incredibly rare and a lot of the world has no idea how to make them,” says Kaelyn K. MacKinnon, the CEO of Koifish & Co. “The first time I saw a kami bug, I knew it was unique and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen one in Ireland.
It was amazing.”
The bugs are not easy to make, but it is very simple to get started.
“You just need to wash the kawa kami in the tap water and then soak the kawai fish in water to make the fishy texture,” says O’Donnell.
The kawa-kami fish have been popular for a long time and now they can be bought from the fish market in Dublin or Cork, and they’re available for a few extra €10 from Koitos Air Purifier and Koi scrubbing shops.
“We’re doing well, we’re growing, but there’s a lot more to come,” she adds.
“Kami fish are a beautiful species, and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to become a global icon.”
Koi Bug out in Dublin.
Source Koi bugs are very hard to grow, so the best way to make koi is to buy the fish from a fish market.
There’s a huge variety of varieties of fish that can be found in the fish markets and a number are easy to find.
“There are some pretty cool fish that have a different texture, like the kee kami, for example,” says Ms MacKillons husband, John.
“If you’re lucky enough to see a kawaii fish in the market, they’ll be a little bit pink and have this amazing texture.
If not, then they’re probably just a little grey.
You can tell it’s a kawa fish by looking at the colour of their belly.
You might notice the tail is a bit longer than the body, so it’s probably a bit bigger.”
You can buy a lot from the markets, but for more experienced fish traders, you might want to visit Koi Shop, where they sell fish to the public, as well as buying the fish that are the most sought-after, like kami and kee.
“I’ve been to Koi shop many times, and I’ve been able to see fish from as far back as I can remember,” says Mr O’Dowd.
“My biggest fear when I’m out buying fish is that I might miss something special.”
If you do happen to come across a Koi, be sure to let them know what you think.
“They’ll usually respond, ‘I can’t tell you if I’ve caught one’,” she says.
“But if you catch one, just tell them and I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.”