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How are you collecting them if they dont have a ramp?


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How are you collecting them if they dont have a ramp?


Hi Jporres
I let them crawl over the sides of the bin I feed in and then collect them in a bucket.


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Last year’s bin...I was not happy with the design
With the new design I collect all the larvae and pupae that crawl of overnight, even the smaller 5-10mm larvae that were lost every night with the old design.
Now I separate the big from small and I can put all the small larvae back into the bigger bin
Works for me


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It might be BSFL. What size? There are photo guides to help you: Photo reference guide for identifying Black Soldier Flies (link) and These Are Not The Larvae You Are Looking For (link).


Hi borealWormer

turned out that these are small larvae

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Last year’s bin...I was not happy with the design
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That's an empty bin tipped up on it's side, right? Not the normal operating position.

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francois wrote:
Last year’s bin...I was not happy with the design
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That's an empty bin tipped up on it's side, right? Not the normal operating position.

Yes Sir it is turned

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larvae I kept closed over the cold month and have now starting feeding them again
end of last season larvae now eating again


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larvae I kept closed over the cold month and have now starting feeding them again
end of last season larvae now eating again
Could you clarify how many months the larvae were not fed?

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larvae I kept closed over the cold month and have now starting feeding them again
end of last season larvae now eating again
Could you clarify how many months the larvae were not fed?

Hi BorealWormer
from about the middle of April
+- 4 months
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Hi All
a few photos of what the plant in my aquaponic system looks like


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BorealWormer wrote:
francois wrote:
larvae I kept closed over the cold month and have now starting feeding them again
end of last season larvae now eating again
Could you clarify how many months the larvae were not fed?

Hi BorealWormer
from about the middle of April
+- 4 months
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That's excellent Francois. What were they stored in and what was the temperature, humidity, lighting, etc.?

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That's excellent Francois. What were they stored in and what was the temperature, humidity, lighting, etc.?


Hi BorealWormer
been a while
i kept the larvae in the leftovers of what they were fed the summer

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......Aquaponis
planted these seedlings on the 05/01/2016


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....................... :D


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planted
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the fish are happy :D


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Hi francois,
congratulations on all the work you have posted here (I've gone through the whole 9 pages of this post), it all looks so good.

I am curious about a few details that caught my attention:

- What kind of fish do you raise and how big is the tank where you have them?

- I saw you feed the larvae on some ocations with food that seem not like wastes to me (like the picture of the nice red tomatoes), or when you say you'll harvest lettuce to feed them. I wonder why you do this, do you want them to grow faster? I would just feed them with the wastes or the already harvested plants that I don't have the capacity to use, so my curiosity.

- Also I've heard talking about flooding the place where the BSF lives, and I heard talking about 'BSF tea', is the tea the result after flooding the larvae?
Will it not be just too humid and so be inviting for other flies to come lay their eggs in?

Thank you for your sharings and special thanks to Jerry for such a nice project with this forum and everything he shares with us.


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Hi kstenger
[quote=" special thanks to Jerry for such a nice project with this forum and everything he shares with us.[/quote]

What kind of fish do you raise and how big is the tank where you have them?

The fish are normal gold fish and shubunkin and the tank holds +-700 litters of water
The food is collected from a vegie shop and yes it is a sin how food go to waste when it can feed the poor
Also I've heard talking about flooding the place where the BSF lives, and I heard talking about 'BSF tea', is the tea the result after flooding the larvae
I do not do any more I don’t flood the system with water...I rather pour the run off from what the larvae ate and pour over the top

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