Talk:Black Soldier Fly

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Design consideration- I built this BSF larvae system last fall. Was not successful; it is essentially a liquefied putrescent mess that I am slowly adding to my existing compost bin . Something that I learned: they do not do well when overloaded with food waste compared to their colony size, especially as the temperature drops. The next iteration will have a heating pad under it, and be insulated with a R19 Styrofoam board container. One problem I anticipate having is maintaining a breeding population during winter time, as they mate while on the wing, and need enough space to do that. It would essentially mean creating the waste bin, the capture device, which would need to be kept warm as well, and a heated flying area and habitat large enough for them to feel amorous. I think incorporating it into the AquaCon and further iterations would be ideal

BioPod™ is a trademark of ESR International, LLC and needs to be referenced accordingly. Use terms like grub composter or bioconversion unit if you wish to refer to the concept of using Black Soldier Fly without referencing the the trademark.

thanks for the edits