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100 Black Solider Fly Facts From Around the Web

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100 Black Solider Fly Facts From Around the Web

Approximately 45,000 larvae will consume 24 kg of swine manure in 14 days In addition to being a good source of oil and protein for animal feed, black soldier fly larvae have the potential of improving organic waste into a rich fertilizer. Soldier flies also have two translucent "windows" located on the first abdominal segment. As the larvae mature they crawl out of the basin, thereby self-harvesting themselves, and are subsequently available as livestock feed. The larvae can reach 27 mm in length and 6 mm in width. They are a dull, whitish color with a small, projecting head containing...

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Gut Loading Black Solider Fly Before Feeding

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Gut Loading Black Solider Fly Before Feeding

As you're probably well aware the Black Solider Fly are packed with good nutrition and essential vitamin ratios. What you may not know is the nutritional content of these bugs depend on what they are feed and raised on. Most Black Solider Fly as of now are grow up on a starter of chicken feed then moved to spent breweries grains. This gives a little inconsistency to the variation in nutrients although these Black Solider Fly are still very high in nutrients. Furthermore some Black Solider Fly are now raised on food scraps from restaurants and waste from agriculture plants...

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Black Solider Fly Josh Frog Care Sheet

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Black Solider Fly Josh Frog Care Sheet

So, you have just bought your first Black Soldier Fly. Now you may be wondering what to do now. Sure, I can feed them to my animal, but they can only eat so much everyday right? What if they start turning into flies? Are you prepared to have your house swarming with flies? Of course not! That's why there is a handy care sheet that comes with a starter pack of 1000 Black Soldier Fly larvae on Amazon from Josh Frogs. The basic care guide provides information on storage, temperature, humidity and how to properly feed them to your pet....

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How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry

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How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry

How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry      Black Soldier Fly are a sustainable replacement or ingredient for fishmeal. Using Black Soldier Flies Larvae as a substitute feed (or in unison with Fishmeal) will lengthen the supply and mitigate the cost of fishmeal in the aquaculture industry. The problem that exists is fishmeal is an unsustainable finite resource that is subject to max catch quotas every year. According to Thefishsite.com the world only produces 6.3 million tons of fishmeal from roughly 33 million tons of whole fish and trimmings. (Explaining the production and consumption of fishmeal, 2020).  ...

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How to Determine the Sex of Black Solider Fly

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How to Determine the Sex of Black Solider Fly

It is important when rearing Black Soldier Fly to know how many females you have in a cage. A great quote by Peter Drucker is "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it".  Identifying males from females helps better estimate yields and production in Black Soldier Fly colonies. Identify them by their physical features is the primary way of sexing. You can only tell the sex of a Black Solider Fly once it has reached the end of its lifecycle and turns into the reproductive phase. This is the perfect time to estimate as you can either underproduce from...

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