Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BSFL (Black Soldier Fly Larvae) Composting

Hey Guys,

Last year I ran into some fascinating literature on BSFL (Black Soldier Fly Larvae) Composting. It's amazing stuff that's right up my ally. You all know that I love to build and experiment so I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. Right now I'm in the early (infancy) stages of this project. I'm focused on simply trying to attract some ovipositing (egg-laying) females.

I am curious to find out if Black Soldier Flies are even common in the Hershey, PA area? Obviously I won't have much luck attracting any females to my setup if they're not common to the area. I suppose that someone near me could be breeding BSF's for their own use and I get the stragglers from those efforts.

Some links for your to read up on this fascinating topic: