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 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Growing superworms for the future

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 168

Although the title mentions superworms the quote is about BSF. Further on in the article it mentions: "Tan, a Warming Up co-founder, says Black Soldier Fly maggots can break down food waste, such as vegetables, fruits and animals (meat)." They do also raise superworms so your comments are ...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Growing superworms for the future

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:29 am 

Replies: 2
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Growing superworms for the future https://sg.news.yahoo.com/growing-superworms-future-014233918.html Excerpts: Several young scientists have a rotten agenda: They are cultivating maggots that will be sold as animal feed and which can dispose of food waste more efficiently. THOUSANDS of maggots craw...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: BSFL Composting In Panjim, Goa, India

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:36 am 

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https://www.heraldgoa.in/Margao/Margao/Garbage-segregation-Navelim-one-up-on-Margao/124291.html Excerpt: Eliterio Carneiro, on the other hand, treats nearly 500 kgs of wet garbage every day that he collects from various people, including those residing in buildings and even hotels. He used black sol...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Enterra Feed Corporation

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1889

Pet food by the book http://www.foodincanada.com/features/pet-food-book/ Excerpt: A new ingredient in one Canadian pet food brand is black soldier fly larvae meal, described on the label of KASIKS Grub Formula canned cat and dog food (made by First Mate of North Vancouver) as a “novel protein sourc...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: There is a bug in the (feed) system!

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:12 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 152

There is a bug in the (feed) system! by Emmy Koeleman, Editor: All About Feed & Dairy Global http://www.allaboutfeed.net/New-Proteins/Articles/2017/12/There-is-a-bug-in-the-feed-system-222668E/ 2017 has almost come to an end, and one of the topics that really took flight was the use of insects ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Finally got Larvae

 Post subject: Re: Finally got Larvae
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 179

That's great - looking forward to seeing your pics.

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Something fishy about eating insects

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:32 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 179

Something fishy about eating insects By Eric Johnson, 1 December 2017 https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/something-fishy-about-eating-insects/3008371.article A few interesting excerpts: The approach consists of three main steps, says Bühler process engineer Andreas Baumann. First is slurrifying th...

 Forum: Introductions   Topic: Hello from Western Australia

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 156

Hi and welcome to our forum :) If you're selling your chickens this might be of interest - Regulations regarding feeding insects to livestock ( link ). Any info about regulations in Australia would be welcomed. Also if you have a wild population of BSF we would love to add your location to our Black...

 Forum: Introductions   Topic: Melbourne, AU aspiring BSFL farmer

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:18 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 136

Adam welcome to our community. We have a bit of content about the interaction between vermiculture and BSF in our Vermiculture section ( link ) Also if you have a wild population of BSF we would love to add your location to our Black Soldier Fly Mapping Project ( link ). See the Range and Identifica...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Singapore - Urban farm tackles food waste with insects

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:11 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 157

Singapore 'Closed loop' urban farm in Queenstown tackles food waste with insects http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/closed-loop-urban-farm-in-queenstown-tackles-food-waste-with-9441898 Excerpts: Set up earlier this year, Citizen Farm in Queenstown has been using the black soldier fly to h...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Insect producers sense EU opportunity

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:47 am 

Replies: 0
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Insect producers sense EU opportunity https://thefishsite.com/articles/insect-producers-sense-eu-opportunity Excerpts: Europe’s insect producers, including those who are growing species such as black soldier fly larvae for aquafeeds, held their annual conference in Brussels this week. ... ... Intro...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Maturing Larvae In a Bag

 Post subject: Maturing Larvae In a Bag
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:41 pm 

Replies: 0
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Cross posted from the 'Buzz' section ( link ): UC Davis researchers turn to unusual source of protein https://theaggie.org/2017/11/20/uc-davis-researchers-turn-to-unusual-source-of-protein/ Interesting cultivation method and the first time I've seen frass called 'tailings': Excerpts: In a collaborat...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Fly Larvae - How Do They Affect Your Organic Eggs?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:14 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 528

UC Davis researchers turn to unusual source of protein Larvae supplement chicken feed as synthetic methionine phased out of organic use https://theaggie.org/2017/11/20/uc-davis-researchers-turn-to-unusual-source-of-protein/ Excerpts: In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Departments of Ci...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Regulations regarding feeding insects to livestock

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:25 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 9506

Internationally funded project behind insect feed approval push in Kenya and Uganda https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2017/11/17/Internationally-funded-project-behind-insect-feed-approval-in-Kenya-and-Uganda Excerpt: Dried insect products have recently been green lighted for use in compound liv...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Mobile fly farm to compete at global forum

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:04 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 245

Mobile fly farm to compete at global forum http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2017/11/13/pe-innovator-takes-farming-solution-us/ Excerpts: A Port Elizabeth-born innovator will take his “African solution” for sustainable farming to the world, when he travels to Silicon Valley to compete with entrepren...

 Forum: Buzz   Topic: Students Rise To The CREATIVATE Challenge

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:40 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 404

Students Rise To The CREATIVATE Challenge https://www1.lehigh.edu/news/students-rise-creativate-challenge Excerpt: Huck and three other Lehigh undergraduate students are looking to reinvigorate Hawaii’s egg industry by making cheap chicken feed from local resources. Their product is called Happy Fe...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Cultivation diet

 Post subject: Re: Cultivation diet
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 228

Beer Bandit wrote:
...Thought I read something the other night that was referring to eggs hatching as eclosing, but, I was up late and tired...
Eggs hatch, pupae elcose or rather flies eclose from pupae.

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Outdoor open breeding without wild flies available? 120f hea

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:09 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 441

Beer Bandit wrote:
... I've got a ton of questions, so I'll just post all of the ones I can think of in here, or, should I make different topics for every one? If so, I can do that. For now, I'll compile everything.
Here is fine and welcome to our community.

 Forum: Trouble Shooting   Topic: Green Bottle Fly larvae and others in my BSFL bin

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:05 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 636

With the drier environment the larvae seem content to not crawl off and instead pupate in the frass.

 Forum: Trouble Shooting   Topic: Green Bottle Fly larvae and others in my BSFL bin

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:21 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 636

Unlike most on these forums, I have had the most luck with 'dry' bins - which means that they are not sludgy. I use coffee grounds from a local cafe to reduce the moisture in my bins, preventing crawl-outs and also preventing other fly species. The drier frass is certainly nicer to work with too. I...
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