Frank Aragona of The Agroinnovations Podcast interviewed me for the second time about black soldier fly culturing. Our first interview was over four years earlier, and we wanted to cover some of the recent developments in BSF technology
BSF egg starter kit Our starter kits contain black soldier fly eggs which will hatch within a few days after shipping. The larvae can reach full size in as little as two weeks, or longer depending on temperature and other factors. This kit is designed to be an aid in attracting BSF females from your local population to lay eggs…
The combination vertical/horizontal, slotted drain system on my BSF bio-composter allows the operator to easily flush out the fine BSF castings which results in an oxygen-rich environment, and which also produces a potentially valuable liquid fertilizer as a byproduct. You may learn more about this unique drainage system here: LINK
We’re very happy to see information about black soldier flies (BSF) getting out into the mainstream. NPR does a great job of finding interesting and educational topics, and this program is a great example.
Using BSF for processing organic wastes and/or raising insect protein is relatively new to most people, but it’s growing exponentially. This site has some good basic information about BSF, but if you want to get into some geeky detail, I recommend a visit to our forum.
If you found large “grubs” in your compost or worm bin, or if you just learned of this amazing composting technique, the “BSF Basics” page is a good place to begin