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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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    • MRW's Avatar
    • Dry BSF composting
    • To those guys running dry feed in batches. Could you just add an appropriate number of newly hatched larvae or egg clusters to a plastic tub and feed for 10-14 days followed by separating the frass and the larvae with a screen? If you go this route, how do you measure out the appropriate number of newly hatched larvae to add?
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / General BSF Discussions
    • 4 days 17 hours ago
    • sekito's Avatar
    • Biodiesel from BSF
    • Hi George Thank you for your answer May be I didnt say exactly what I meant From the beginning I prefer NOT to extract the fat as it's an expensive operation that is not sold enough to be interested. I HAVE the customers in touch for the product. But I also have EVENTUAL customers that prefer me to extract the fat So, as you know, it's better if you have several possibilities for your production so that you dont depend on only one or two customers that's why I'm looking for the best and easiest solution on this point. What I wished was a quick link that would avoid me to read again every post title. You still rule :o)
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / General BSF Discussions
    • 1 week 6 hours ago
    • Lotlot's Avatar
    • Met Black Soldier Fly Larvae accidentally....
    • I met BSFL by accident. Now, I'm totally into trying to culture or raise it. I am from the Phillipines and knows very few person who are interested in BSFL. I have quite a number of larvae and I don't know what to do next. I don't have a proper bin for them yet. I'm just taking care of what I have in my compost. I want them to hatch into a BSF, need some assistance and advice, please....
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    • 1 week 6 days ago
    • GilBerholz's Avatar
    • Broken wings on BSF - What is the cause ?
    • Thanks for sharing. At the moment I have about 30 flies on 12m3 of space, so I do not believe it is due to this reason. I believe that this phenomenon, also to be seen in pictures spread on the internet is something more significant. To my belief it prevent the flies from mating and laying eggs, therefore may be a major problem in large scale operations. I wonder if any one else has another theory or knowledge about this, what is the cause and the cure if there is ? [attachment] [picture taken from this page aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/be...lack_soldier_fly.htm ]
    • In Black Soldier Fly Farming Forum / BSF Breeding
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