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Attracting black soldier fly females using garbage cans

In the past I wrote a basic summary of factors involved in attracting BSF females to start up a new colony, and it remains one of the biggest challenges to people who want to culture BSF (Hermetia illucens). In this post I want to focus on one of the techniques I previously recommended because I think it has some significant advantages. I’m referring to using your household garbage cans (you might know them as “bins”) as the attractant, and then collecting the eggs for transfer to the BSF composter for hatching.

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