If you’ve ever considered starting a colony of Black Soldier Fly Larve, now is the perfect time to prepare. Much of the country is starting to warm up a bit (BSFL LOVE warmth), and coincidentally, I’ve got LOTS of Black Soldier Flies!
You can now buy Black Soldier Fly Larve in quantities as low as 500, and as high as 10,000 (or more).
Black Soldier Fly Larve have proven to be incredibly efficient composters.
Got a LOT of waste? BSFL colonies eat like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Available here: http://www.thewormdude.com/products-page/the-bio-pod-plus-and-black-soldier-fly-larve
Check this out…..grow your own Black Soldier Flies in your Garage! You can purchase the BSF Trap on this website. Go to http://www.thewormdude.com/products-page/the-bio-pod-plus/introducing-the-bsf-trap/
If you’ve ever raised Black Soldier Fly grubs, you know the frustration of watching them turn into Black Soldier Flies, and flying away…instead of coming back to lay their eggs where you want them to. Introducing the BSF Trap. It is a commercially made trap for containing Black Soldier Flies! No longer will you watch your investment fly away looking for a spot to lay their valuable eggs.
Now you can raise Black Soldier Fly Larve in your garage, your bedroom, even your kitchen! Think of what you could do with thousands of Black Soldier Fly Larve! Raise your own BSFL easily, simply, smartly!
You are looking at a close up of Black Soldier Fly Larve. BSFL are among the world’s most efficient composters. I haven’t seen scientific data to support this, but from experience they are at least 50X more efficient than worms at composting waste.
Do you want to compost mass quantities of waste such as: citrus peel, meat, coffee grounds, even large amounts of horse manure? BSFL Grubs will do it! NO CHOPPING NECESSARY! The grubs do not bite people, but give them some rotting vegetation and BAM!!! … All you will see is a mass of grubs devouring the scraps.
My wife is a big grapefruit fan….and every day I feed my grubs her grapefruit waste…..and every day the grubs eat it…ALL! BSFL will reduce waste by about 95%! The fry (poop) they produce looks similar to sawdust and is basically odorless. Coincidentally, worms LOVE BSFL poop.
BSFL are GREAT for fishing, and are GREAT sources of protein for chickens and reptiles.
Black Soldier Fly Larve eventually pupate and turn into Soldier Flies. Soldier Flies are large, slow moving flies (Resembling wasps) that have NO MOUTHS (They are not germ carrying vectors like house flies). The Soldier Flies live only days. During this time they mate and look for a place near rotting vegetation to lay their eggs. Soldier Flies would not want to come into your house as they LOVE sunlight. The flies that have hatched in my garage can be seen buzzing around my garage door window looking to get out as soon as I open the door. As soon as the Soldier Fly lays it’s eggs, it dies within hours.
If you want a starter batch of Black Soldier Fly Larve you can order now and they will be shipped out within 2 weeks. They can be found on my site at http://www.thewormdude.com/products-page/the-bio-pod-plus I carry not only the grubs themselves but also the Biopod Plus, the only commercial system made that self harvests the bsfl.
As I mentioned in an earlier Blog, Worms are cool and cuddly, but they are not the ONLY composters. If you can get past the Creepy factor, Black Soldier Fly Larve would be what Tim the Tool Man Taylor would use if he wanted to compost with MORE POWER!
Why Black Soldier Fly Larve? At 42% protein and 34% fat, Soldier Fly Grubs are an EXCELLENT food source for any meat eater.
1. Nutritious Songbird Feeders. Soldier grubs are an ideal food for attracting bluebirds, or any other meat eating bird.
2. Ornamental Fishpond / Aquarium Feed. Soldier Fly Grubs are high in usable protein and low in ash. Your goldfish, koi, large cichlids and other pond creatures will relish the live, fresh grubs that are simple to dispense in a tank or backyard pond.
3. Live Fishing Bait. Home-grown solider grubs are easy to store, simple to transport and a pleasure to bait on a hook – their durable bodies don’t fall apart or get easily ripped up by hungry fish.
4. Raising Chickens. Chickens love to scratch the dirt endlessly looking for tasty grubs and other insects. A few handfuls a day of soldier grubs scattered throughout the garden will provide hours of enjoyment for your friends and family.
5. Freshwater Aquaculture or Aquaponics. Raising domesticated freshwater bass, catfish, bullfrogs or tilapia in a small pond or converted pool is a cost-effective and sustainable means of supplying you family with a healthy, year-round protein source. Live or dried soldier grubs may be fed directly to your stock, reducing demand for commercial grade feed.
If you’ve watched the video of the BSF (Black Soldier Flies) devouring a hamburger in only 5 minutes, you’re either disgusted…or completely fascinated. Soldier Flies are not for everyone, as they will never replace the “Cuddly” factor of worms. For those that are fascinated by these incredible creatures……Now Available from www.TheWormDude.Com The Biopod Plus. To Purchase, go to: http://www.thewormdude.com/shop-categories/
Hingesprovide a means to easily open themain lidusing front handle
Pair of angled, 40˚migration rampsallow for natural migration of grubs. Inner edge of 2″ wide ramps possess a raised lip to guide grubs and optimize auto-crawl-off. Ramps lead toharvest slitat top which overhangs the entry chute of the harvest bucket.
Coveredharvest bucketauto-collects grubs for simple, no-hassle separation. Bucket fits snuggly intobodyand features a drip channel that diverts condensation and precipatation away from the contents, a carrying handle to remove unit from body while providing a means of gripping, an air port slot to keep grubs from suffocating, and an top entry chute when the grubs fall.
Convenience lideasily pivots, allowing for quick dumping of food scraps,while shielding top ventilation portal – critical for aeration and egg laying
Heavy duty, weather-resistant construction insures long life span, protection of colony from the elements and multi-year use
Fresh air enters through bucket slit, passively flowing through entry chute in bucket, which leads to the harvest slot in body and exits at convenience lid – continually maintaining aerobic conditions
Compact design is ideal for shade gardens and patios – compatible with rural, suburban and urban settings
Passive drainage of compost tea occurs through permeabledrainage plate, allowing liquids to flow into collection area
Sturdy drainage plate phyically separates active colony fromliquid catchment area, allowing liquid to pass through 0.5 cm holes
Faux stone appearance blends in naturally with landscaping
Divert and digest all food scraps from smelly garbage bin, kitchen insinkerator and open-air garden composter
Re-capture valuable lipids and proteins found in kitchen waste and transform them into usable live feed for domesticated animals and wildlife
Friable compost may be used in garden or as the ultimate worm bin food, producing casting faster than ever
Family friendly system provides children with an education in sustainability, the cycle of life, and organic gardening
Helps reduce carbon footprint associated with food scraps decay into methane in landfills by diversion and recycling
Actively feeding grubs secrete a natural fly repellant called a synomone (an interspecies, chemical communication that alerts and warns other kinds of flies to stay away)
Beneficial Soldier Grubs are self-separating, auto-harvesting, robust, prolific, hardy, indigenous, harmless, easy-to-store, simple to transport, dry to the touch in pupal stage, a convenient bait, and extremely nutritious!
26 1/2″ long x 15 1/2″ wide x 16″ Tall
9″ diameter of circluar top ventilation portal
Drainage Plate: 27 cm long x 44 cm wide x 0.3 cm thick Digestion Capacity: maximum of 5 lbs (2.2 kg) per day
Food scraps (including meat) from 4-6 adults 15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into BioGrubs
5% bioconversion of scraps into dark, friable castings
FINISHED END PRODUCTS A. Fresh, live Soldier Grubs
B. Black Friable Compost Residue
C. Liquid Tea ConcentrateA. Uses for Soldier Grubs 1. Bird & Wildlife Feeders (omnivore and carnivore species)
2. Reptile / Amphibian Food (Herps)
3. Fishing Bait (hooked in rear)
4. Small-scale Aquaculture / Aquaponics
5. Aquariums / Koi Ponds / Aquaponics – Live Food
6. Backyard Chickens / Poultry Feed
7. Creation of Starter Colonies
8. Beneficial Addition to Mixed Waste Compost Piles
C. Uses for Liquid Tea 1. Natural Filth Fly Repellent
2. Female Attractant for Restarting Colony
3. Liquid Plant Fertilizer (dilute 20:1)
SMALL SCALE APPLICATIONS
1. Diversion of Biodegradable Kitchen Scraps
2. Pet Waste Digester (exclusive, feces only)
3. Food Waste Recycling – small office
4. Reduction of Organic Trash (10:1)
5. Improve quality of recyclables by pre-separation
B. Uses for Friable Black Compost 1. Gardening Amendments
2. Custom Soil Blends
3. Vermiculture / Worm Bin Food
4. Indoor Houseplant Additive
Main Body Volume: 10 gallons / 38 liters
Harvest Bucket Volume: 2 gallons / 7.5 liters
Pod Parts – Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium densitypolyethylene
3.9 kg or 8.6 lbs emptyresin
Drainage plate – polypropylene resin
Drainage connector – nylon
Metal hardware – stainless steel
1 body, 1 main lid kit, 1 inner convenience lid, 1 drainage plate, 1 harvest bucket, 1 drainage connectorLight taupe (weathered grayish-brown)
Time Required: approx. less than 10 minutes (single person)
Tools Needed: socket wrench or small, standard wrench to install drainage connector
Food scrap recycling
Raising soldier grubs
Digestion of pet waste
Dual migration ramps for auto-harvesting into collection bucket
Drainage plate allows liquids to passively seem into liquid catchment area
Made with pride in Texas
1 year on parts and manufacturing defects