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
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
First, a definition… Biology-online.org defines an invasive species as a “Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species. Black soldier flies are thought to have originated in the southeastern United states. If so, then they are non-natives, at least in other countries, but are they disrupting and replacing other species? Are BSF in Washington state or Connecticut non-native? I don’t claim to be an authority…