Insect-based Processing of Biodegradable Waste
Below are pictures highlighting Black Soldier flies engaged in processing and recycling organic wastes. We welcome contributions to this collection, questions and comments. Send pictures in jpg or jpeg format for us to post - simply Contact Us, and attach your picture in an email along with a brief description or story to accompany the image. We will post answers and comments to questions on our Q&A's and Comments website page. You can also send Comments and Questions to us by responding back through our Blog website page.
BSF and Larvae at Varying Stages of Their Life Cycle
BSF Consuming Fish Carcass Placed in Food Scrap Bin
BSF Prepupae Containment Bin Used to Collect Larvae Exiting from Food Scrap Recycling Bin
Herps Feeding on Young Larvae
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Examples - Conversion of Various Trash Bins and Totes Into BSF Propagation Bioreactors (PBRs) Through Addition of Vent and Drain Holes In Base Units
Various bins and totes modified by the addition of vent and drainage holes in the walls and sides can be converted into Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Propagation Bioreactors (PBR's) used in propagating BSF. Adult females after mating, attracted to food waste and other biodegradable matter added to the PBRs, enter through holes in the walls and lids of the PBRs, and deposit egg clutches which subsequently hatch in a matter of a few days. New larvae emerging from the egg clutches proliferate in the waste. Upon reaching the prepupae stage in their life-cycle, they freely self-harvest from the waste through the drain and vent holes in the units, pupate on finding a dry place hidden from predators, re-emerge as adults, and mate. PBRs can be used in this manner as a relatively simple means of propagating and growing BSF off a variety o biodegradable wastes.