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Cross posted from the 'Buzz' section (link):

UC Davis researchers turn to unusual source of protein ... f-protein/

Interesting cultivation method and the first time I've seen frass called 'tailings':

In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biological Agricultural Engineering and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have developed a process of growing black soldier fly larvae ...

...While the eggs are not laid in lab, the entire larval stage, from hatching to harvesting, takes place within carefully designed plastic bags. The bags contain their food, almond shell hulls, fertilizer for nitrogen content and hoses for air intake and outflow. The bags can sustain hundreds of larvae at a time and grow within a climate controlled environment that governs humidity, temperature and oxygen flow. Almond shells, most commonly used for animal bedding, are a byproduct of almond harvesting and can be a cheap source of food for the larvae. The tailings from the larvae are also reusable compost, a bonus to the larvae themselves being high in protein.


I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees

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