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Composting with Black Soldier Flies
Nature's own ultimate food recyclers, BSF have proven to be a great summertime composting solution.
The BSF larvae will eat kilograms of scrap food a night in small composting units, eliminating your food waste before it can even begin to rot.
Black Soldier Fly larvae do more than just eat waste.
When they are done eating your food waste, they will harvest themselves into buckets and let you feed them to your chooks, pigs, ducks, birds and fish. You name it. High in protein and fat they could become a main ingredient in future animal feeds.
On average a household will produce a little under a kg of food waste per day. This food waste can be composted at home using black soldier fly larvae much much faster than worms can do it.
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- How often do you feed your colony?
- Overfeeding will cause bad smells and anaerobic conditions. Underfeeding can cause the larvae to crawl off as they seek another food source. If your pre-pupae are remaining in the compost instead of crawling off, then you need to increase the level of moisture in your compost.
- In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / General BSF Discussions
- 2 days 9 hours ago
- Use of lime to prevent mass mortality
- I think lime has only a limited action on some chemical and nutritional needs of BSF. It can help you or not if the origin of your problem are related to lime deficiency. Probably you may have some problem related to your feeding system.
- In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / BSF Breeding
- 1 week 6 days ago