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Microwave Vs Oven Drying Process

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Microwave Vs Oven Drying Process

As some of you may know I recently completed the I-Coprs Program at the University of Akron. During this program I conducted 21 interviews. During this time I came across a company called Betsol. I noticed on their website that they had two different types of dried Black Solider Fly Larvae product so I decided to interview them for some more information. I interviewed with Thomas Pui Co founder. I first asked him what was the difference between the microwave and oven dried larvae. He told me that the microwave larvae were more for pets such as turtles. The larvae...

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Malaysian Black Solider Fly Market

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Malaysian Black Solider Fly Market

Recently I was told that to be successful in the Black Soldier Fly market a company must think about expanding overseas. This makes sense not only because of the short life cycle but also for shipping concerns .I recently did an interview with a company called Betsol in Malaysia. He gave me some insight into the market but I will also include outside sources to validate and investigate this market. Consumption of Meat Malaysian consumes a few different sources of meat such as Beef, Pork, Salomon Sheep but none more so than Chicken. It is predicted that in 2020 Poultry...

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Interview With Betsol

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Interview With Betsol

I recently posted a blog about the top 5 Black Soldier Fly Companies on a facebook group message board. I did my best but the industry is so new I was bound to leave some out. After posting this blog I was contacted by Thomas Pui Co-founder of Betsol. Thomas sent me a link to the Betsol website and after looking at their mission I knew I had to interview him for my final I-Corps interviews. I asked him if he would be willing and we got on zoom for a quick interview. My first questions to Thomas was how...

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Black Solider Fly Vs Other Feeder Insects

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Black Solider Fly Vs Other Feeder Insects

There are many different types of feeder insects in the market today. They all have their benefits and shortcomings. There is not a lot of informational analysis of these different types of bugs but dubiaroachdepot.com was able to get some good macro and micro data information by doing "meta analysis of academic, industry, and other studies on insect nutrition". The results come from pooled, normalized data and their goal was  "to create reliable data from basic research that we could use to make better decisions. We wanted something that would be easy to understand from which “apples-to-apples” comparisons". The different types of feeder...

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Black Soldier Fly Are The Best Feed for Reptiles

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Black Soldier Fly Are The Best Feed for Reptiles

Black Soldier Fly Are The Best Feed for Reptiles Reptiles prove to be wonderful pets, whether you are a child or an adult. Reptiles are easy to feed because most of them solely depend on insects for their meal. Pet reptiles have certain requirements for their survival, like other animals. You have to set their terrarium with the right living environment and temperature.  They should be fed according to their respective dietary needs to breed efficiently. The larva of the black soldier fly has gained much popularity as feed for many animals, especially reptiles. They are preferred for their superior...

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