Insect-based Processing of Biodegradable Waste
Welcome to DipTerra! We've designed our website to provide support in using Black Soldier fly (BSF) larvae in getting you up and running in processing food scrap, vegetal and other organic wastes. Using BSF to process food scrap and vegetable matter destined for the compost pile is an eco-friendly, low energy and low cost alternative method of recycling organic wastes.
These harmless, non-pest insects, which as adults resemble and are often mistaken by the casual observer as wasps, have no stinger, do not spread diseases, and prefer to live and thrive outdoors. They have been silently recycling organic wastes outdoors for thousands of years - true experts in the art of recycling!
In addition to processing food scrap and compostable vegetal matter, BSF, in assimilating nutrients present in waste into insect biomass, provide an excellent source of high quality protein feedstock devoured by many birds (including domesticated chickens), amphibians and reptiles, and can also be fed to farmed fish such as tilapia, trout and catfish.
Black Soldier Fly Applications in Recycling Organic Waste