Note: this guide does NOT cover mating enclosures.
It is no news, human beings are polluting the planet, one source of pollution being food waste heading to landfills. Being piled up in large amount and lacking of aeration, they start rotting and produce leachate, a highly toxic liquid that can pollute the land, ground water and water ways; the waste is broken down in an anaerobic environment and will eventually release methane, a gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
If every household uses a least one type of composting method, we can make a difference. Traditional composting and vermicomposting generally does not include meat or dairy because of the risk of both pathogens and odours. However, these composting methods can be complemented by either Bokashi or by harnessing the natural ability of Black Soldier Flies to break down all manner of waste. This eBook explores what I call BSF Larvicomposting.
Free "Introduction to composting with Black Soldier Fly Larvae" eBook available at:
Table of Contents:
I. Black Soldier Fly
iii. Basic requirements
II. Attracting females and trapping eggs
i. Egg hunting
ii. The bait bucket
iii. Installation of the bait bucket
v. Starter kits
III. Black Soldier Fly Composting Bin Designs
i. Commercial bins
ii. Internet DIY designs
iii. My under-bed storage box design
iv. My modified version of Jerry's design
v. My inverted pile cap design
IV. BSF compost bin management
i. Installing the bin
ii. What can BSFL eat?
iii. What won't BSFL eat?
iii. Feeding method and frequency
iv. Maintain the basic requirements
v. Useful ingredients and tools
V. Harvest and usage
i & ii. Keep tips & tricks
iii. Animal feed
iv. Emptying a BSFL bin
vi. The frass
VI. Common issues
i. Other flies species
ii. Bad odour
iii. Egg deposited outside near the spigot
iv. Mass exodus
v. Not enough food
vi. Pests and vermin
vii. Going on holidays
Interesting scientific papers