When I first began looking into black soldier flies (BSF) and their larvae I started a thread at the Pond Boss forum. I didn’t have this website at that time so I used that thread like a blog. I still post updates and answer questions on that thread and it’s approaching one million views as of February 2013. You can find it here: Black Soldier Fly Project

I discovered BSF while looking into sources of additional forage for pond fish. While fly larvae seemed like a good cheap source of protein I wasn’t too excited about attracting disease carrying pests to my pond. That’s when I learned that all fly species are not pests like house flies and blow flies are. Black soldier flies do not transmit disease like their more common relatives and their list of attributes is impressive. They’re very pleasant to work with and they quickly became one of my favorite hobbies.

Update: Since we now have a discussion forum we will be disabling comments here on the blog. Anyone can read the forum, but to join in on the conversation you will need to register. This is an easy and painless process, and it’s necessary to keep spammers from, well, spamming up the place. :)

The forum can be accessed here (forum) and you will see a link for registration in the upper left corner of the forum. The legal language on the registration form is very basic and is what came with the forum software. In short, we won’t share your information, and please don’t be vulgar or break the law. 😉

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  • August 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I have a BioPod plus. Do I need a separate container to pupate to the adult BSF? If so, what would this look like. (I’m building my population of BSF.)


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