Does someone know, how much waste (food) an avarage larvae eat from it´s egg to adult?
Does someone know the weight of an avarege pupae of BSF?
I grow a lot of BSF larvae. I find the average mature larva weighs .08 grams. that equates roughly to:
I also estimate that 1000 larvae will, over their three week term as immature larvae, consume roughly 2 pounds of food waste per 1000 larvae. That works out to about .91 grams of food per larvae over a 21 day period. That's over eleven times his mature larvae weight over 21 days or a little over half his MATURE weight per day. If we assume an individual larva's average lifetime weight is one half his mature weight, well, that means he heats his own weight per day every day of his life! (If anything, that estimate may be low too!)