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 Forum: Trouble Shooting   Topic: Getting from eggs to pupae

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:26 pm 

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... tell it was humid in the bag, I thought I got REALLY little larvae, but they didn't make it. Both are tricks I read about here. I didn't make an incubator to increase the temperatures. There's just too many things to do on the farm to put time into that now. It will warm up and it did stop raining ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: No. of larvae per m2?

 Post subject: No. of larvae per m2?
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:02 am 

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Does anyone perhaps know how many larvae might be found in a active/productive incubator per m2? My new homebrew pod has a surface area of 2.64m2 and a max. depth of 30cm (although much of the depth is being assigned to red wrigglers and a 5cm layer of wicking ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Indoor all-in-one - phase alpha

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:50 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2739

I haven't posted or even lurked in several months. Toward the end of the last warm season, I started feverishly working on an indoor incubator of sorts that would allow me to continue to break down food waste with BSFL *and* continue to breed my own captive adults. As mentioned in Aussiemoo's ...

 Forum: Trouble Shooting   Topic: Eggs do not hatch after transfer to BSF bin - please help

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:17 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1818

I might try the incubator idea, so I can keep an eye on them until they are old enough to leave home! After my first failed attempt I did make extra sure to keep the medium lightly moist, but that didn't help. Or I don't think it ...

 Forum: Trouble Shooting   Topic: Eggs do not hatch after transfer to BSF bin - please help

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:34 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1818

... note that infertile eggs can occur too. What are the conditions in your BSF bin? It might be an idea to put the collected egg clusters in an incubator. This would let them hatch out under controlled conditions and the larvae grow to a size where they could better survive. Here're some forum ...

 Forum: Range and Identification   Topic: Pelarco, Chile

 Post subject: Re: Pelarco, Chile
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1632

... recommend a better design than a Rubbermaid style container with a T at the top to allow female fly entry, hanging pieces of cardboard for an incubator. With two escape hoses in the bin leading to a collector? Energetically, Warren

 Forum: D-I-Y BSF Bioconversion Units   Topic: My DIY Indoor breeder setup

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:38 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3288

... the eggs hatch in your breeder bin then later move the larvae to your BioPod. Here's a video by Tarvus where he mentions some temperatures in his incubator mwVj-m4gtKM

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Starting up again

 Post subject: Re: Starting up again
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:44 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 5651

Just a quick update ... it's been exactly a month since I started the incubator with pre-pupate larvae, keeping the temperature at around 90F, humidity 60-80%. NO SIGN OF ADULT BSF YET . I'm surprised it's taken this long. I read / heard somewhere that larvae ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Starting up again

 Post subject: Re: Starting up again
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:47 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5651

... I used this incubator last Fall and had about 30-40 adult flies in the box. Was able to get eggs deposit and hatched into baby larvae inside the coffee bowl, but not a lot. I think this is now more than an 'incubator' and deserves ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Small Scale Indoor Breeding

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:46 pm 

Replies: 212
Views: 99248

I'm looking at modifying a cooler-incubator to breed BSFL - hopefully to keep a colony over the winter and get a head start early next year. <snip> There's an update on this project in this thread ( link ). CD has successfully had BSF complete ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Starting up again

 Post subject: Re: Starting up again
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:06 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5651

Akon: I used this incubator last Fall and had about 30-40 adult flies in the box. Was able to get eggs deposit and hatched into baby larvae inside the coffee bowl, but not a lot. I think it would be more productive if it had more room ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Starting up again

 Post subject: Re: Starting up again
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5651

I really like your incubator idea; thanks for sharing. Could be a good solution to year-round egg laying on a smaller scale. Hope to hear some positive updates. My incubator is pretty small though; I'll probably try it with my small ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Starting up again

 Post subject: Starting up again
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:17 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 5651

... bin because I don't want to lose thousands of baby larvae already in there. Also trying to speed up the maturation - egg laying phase with an incubator I have, hoping to get a head start this year. Below are some photos of this effort: Set up using an incubator made out of a cooler, thus the ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Winterizing BSFL

 Post subject: Re: Winterizing BSFL
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:47 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1906

... Here's what I've done - I used an old "coolerbator" (a home made incubator using a large ice cooler, with light bulb as heat source, thermostat to control the temperature, small fan for very light circulation). You can see the pic below. I set the ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Winterizing BSFL

 Post subject: Winterizing BSFL
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1906

... an early start next Spring. Would like to get some tips how to do that. Here's what I've done - I used an old "coolerbator" (a home made incubator using a large ice cooler, with light bulb as heat source, thermostat to control the temperature, small fan for very light circulation). You ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Small Scale Indoor Breeding

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:44 am 

Replies: 212
Views: 99248

I'm looking at modifying a cooler-incubator to breed BSFL - hopefully to keep a colony over the winter and get a head start early next year. An incubator already has temperature and humidity under control. I need to add the right amount light ...

 Forum: Introductions   Topic: How long and how do they pupate

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:19 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Hello Jerry,
I won't miss it. Here with the photo of the incubator where I put the grub (about 2000) is it good?
Best regards.

 Forum: Introductions   Topic: How long and how do they pupate

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:17 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2490

... house but inside my green house the temperature is about 5°c the night and 34°C the day. After some advices, on august 8th, I put the grubs in an incubator (for broilers) in order to have 30°C the night. I use pine wood chips above some very wet soil in the bottom. This morning most of them are ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Issues with mating and egg clusters

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:55 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5830

... changed anything from last year. Any thoughts? thanks Greg You'll get faster egg hatching at 85-90 degrees if you have a means to heat your incubator. Keep the media you incubate the eggs in humid, but at the same time dry. Wet substrate is not good for BSF eggs unless they are suspended ...

 Forum: Cultivation   Topic: Small Scale Indoor Breeding

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:55 pm 

Replies: 212
Views: 99248

... 07 Egg Clusters http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/peteb9/BSF%20Breeding%20Indoors/07Egg_Clusters.jpg 08 Incubator http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/peteb9/BSF%20Breeding%20Indoors/08Incubator.jpg 09 Hatching http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/peteb9/BSF%20Breeding%20Indoors/09Hatching.jpg ...
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