Black soldier fly composting smells good…

If you added the food shown above to a properly functioning BSF composter it would smell like those foods more than anything else. I have experienced this many times. The most dramatic instance was when I added an entire loaf of stale cinnamon bread to my 5 gallon DIY bucket composter which I keep by the back door of our house. I walked by the composter a few hours after adding the bread and I was surprised by the delicious aroma of cinnamon. It’s not that the odor was just tolerable, it was appealing.

Agricultural Innovations Inc BSF podcast

Frank Aragona of The Agroinnovations Podcast interviews me about black soldier fly culturing Agroinnovations.com is a great source of information regarding sustainable agriculture. In addition to this podcast you can find other episodes that I think you’ll find very interesting. The Agroinnovations Podcast Episode #78: The Black Soldier Fly (Part I) The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) has many remarkable…

Black solidier fly larvae-variation in growth rate

I recently collected a newly laid clutch of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens)eggs for a photographic study of their development and I isolated three of them for the photos. I placed the three individuals and the remaining few hundred BSF from that clutch into identical containers. I didn’t keep detailed records, but there is an interesting comparison that I believe…