Black Soldier Fly Larvae

BSFL (Black Soldier Fly Larvae)

The maggots of this fly compost organic waste without odor or disease transmission. The pupae self-harvest by crawling to a high point and dropping into a collection container.

The BSF larvae have excellent nutrient benefits and add many macro and micro nutrients that cannot be added any other way. A small 5 gallon bucket can produce several thousand BSF larvae a season and get rid of organic waste as the same time. BSF odors, which are not repulsive to humans, are repulsive to the common black house fly.

Not to mention that they simply grow out of food scraps you would normally throw away.

The larvae can also be frozen and fed to fish when it’s cooler, and there are no flies composting, or you could overwinter your colony and keep them warm enough to keep going all year round.

DIY Homemade BSFL composter

On the Blacksoldierflyblog.com a guy gives away plans for a very effective BSFL compost bin. I would like to give credit where it’s due, and I have not built one of these yet so please read the instructions on how to make your own BSFL composter.

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