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Raising Black Soldier Fly larva (for beginners)

The black soldier fly is an insect that only lives for about 5 days as an adult, but there larva are great for the prepping community, why? Well they are great composter’s for your unwanted table scraps, and the composted material is very good for your garden. They are also good for chicken feed, since they are about 40% protein and the rest is fat, once they get to their mature phase they stop eating and leave, (so at this point there useless for composting) with the right setup they will be collected as they leave, and since they are in the wild you never have to buy them. When you collect them you can feed them too your chickens.

What you will need:

- 5gallon bucket with lid
- ½ in Tubing
- Air conditioning filter
- Plastic golf balls
- Cardboard and screw with bolt
- drill
- Possibly larva offline if there scarce in your area
- Velcro tape
- Some kind of small container with lid

Step 1:
Drill holes in lid
Step 2:
Cut circle out of the filter to fit the bottom of the bucket, and then loosely stitch it together.
Step 3:
Add the plastic golf balls to the bottom of the bucket and place filter on top
Step 4:
Put the tubing in where it is goes around the sides, then drill hole on the side near the top where it will come out, the tube need to fit tightly in the hole,
Step 5:
Drill a hole in the top of your smaller container and run the tubing through
Step 6:
Cut out a few pieces of card board at only about 2-3 inches, then drill hole in the center of the lid and put hole through the center of the cardboard, put the screw through and bolt it down.

-This is one version
 

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considering i'm on dial up, the videos are of no help. takes about 10-15 minutes to upload 1 minute of video. just akes too long to try and watch them.
 

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I've got about 10,000 already on the cornish remains I harvested on Saturday. I'm fixen to make my hens happy.
 

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Great post. They make some damn good fish bait once you get over them looking like a giant maggot. I would use them again.

On a side note the guy in the video sounds a lot like someone i know. Huh??
 
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