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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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    • agropisa's Avatar
    • Dry BSF composting
    • MRW, You will have to practice a lot to discover the right amount of larvae to the right amount of substrate. I never use the same substrate for the entire cycle of the larvae. I usually split a container into other 2 container as they grow. It usually take 3 days to get the entire energy of one container of food.
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / General BSF Discussions
    • 5 hours 6 minutes ago
    • agropisa's Avatar
    • No Mating
    • How is the place where you design to mate? What is the colour of the ground? Can you give us more detail about the place to mate? Are you sure they are not mating or are you not seeing any egglaying?
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / BSF Breeding
    • 5 hours 28 minutes ago
    • agropisa's Avatar
    • The huge 2014 challenge
    • Hi Sekito, If you can´t breed a single kilogram of BSFL you will have problem to breed 20 tons. I´m working in BSF business for 5 years and all profitable projects started in a small scale since you will make a lot of mistakes and of course a lot of your money will be spent on it. With 6 kilogram of BSFL pupae I can get at least 6000 eggclusters and from this I´ll get 360 kg of pupae for the second generation, in the third generation I´ll get the 20 tons in no more than 3 months. The problem is that to breed 360 kg of pupae you will need a huge amount of space and work to make all of yours 3 millions of adult flies mate and egglaying. To make all your 100 millions of babies reach a reasonable sized larvae you will need at least 100 tons of food to this babies to get your 20 tons of larvae. Isn't it too much for a start project?
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / BSF Breeding
    • 5 hours 34 minutes ago

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