BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE HARVESTER

This article was originally written by a devoted DIY Aquaponics individual I was acquainted with years ago and I am sad to say I no longer remember his name so it will be posted under Anonymous. Should the original author see this post and wish to claim it, I will be more than happy to repost it under his name.

JCO

BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE HARVESTER

Lot’s of ways to do BSF. Here are a few that we do in the Philippines for year-round grubs.  Combine upper big with lower little (your upper little can combine with another lower smaller still). I’ve used 120 Liter/80 Liter, 80 liter/45 liters successfully but check for compatibility before you buy! I hope you can follow my graphics.

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Make sure your rack holds everything if you want self harvestingbsf4
Use a filler that is available that you are comfortable with- cement with perlite, body filler, epoxy, etc.

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Make sure your 35º evacuation ramp is sealed, drainage of leachate is adequately sloped

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Rack system with room for leachate collection

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Don’t forget the nursery! Females lay eggs in corrugated material on the underside of the lid. Leave holes for the entrance of pregnant females.

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Let 1-2% hatch under ideal conditions to assure perpetual propagation. We use a small pupating chamber for the new generation to come online

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Use a simple method to start if you can’t copy the above model

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