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…

Mythbusting black soldier flies

There are more than 100,000 species of flies, but in most people’s minds a fly is a fly, period. The species most people automatically think of are the house flies, blow flies, and bottle flies. Our disdain for these pests is understandable because they are known transmitters of human diseases, but non-pest black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) are different in…

Take the black soldier fly challenge

I believe black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) represent the most logical method for dealing with the constant stream of putrescent waste that humans create. Putrescent waste is anything that gets putrid (rots) and is mostly wasted food. BSF aren’t magic but it’s hard to imagine a much more efficient solution to a growing problem. Bio-conversion The process of feeding…

Collecting the immature larvae

This method doesn’t involve the dark, prepupal larvae which are self-harvesting The coffee colored black soldier fly grubs (prepupae) are the final stage before pupation into adult BSF (Hermetia illucens). To our advantage they are programmed by nature to crawl away from the food source in search of a suitable pupation site. In a properly designed BSF unit these larvae…