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Black Soldier Fly Digester Build Workshop

“Black Soldier Fly” — the name resonates with fear and dread, and perhaps even conjures an image of winged, facet-eyed soldiers wielding guns. In reality, black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) are useful native critters that chew through organic remnants, helping turn organic material into compost while producing tasty treats for chickens. 805 more words


Insect Farmers Are Ignoring Health Hazards

Insect are closely related to crustaceans. Multiple entomology companies are acknowledging this by warning their customers about the possibility of allergic reaction when consuming insect products especially on people who are allergic to crustaceans e.g shrimps. 311 more words

Chicken Dinner- Generating Grub (s)

Warning:  Disgusting factor on this post high.  Cute factor nil.  It’s about larvae.  For cute, click for chicks.

I had a hen die of natural causes.  349 more words


5 Questions an Investor Should Ask Before Investing into a Insect Farm

Investing into the growing industry of high-scale insect farming that has undoubtedly high potential is a case of high risk / high reward. The high reward comes from the growing and unexploited markets and the high risk from the limited knowledge and the undeveloped market environment.  732 more words

Snakes, maggots and composting

Few months ago, I was part of a project that dealt with the issues of creative confidence, the fear associated with being creative and ways to overcome it. 574 more words


Black Soldier Flies as Recyclers of Waste and Possible Livestock Feed

By Harvey Black

If black soldier fly larvae could enter competitive eating contests, they would excel, especially when it comes to eating nasty stuff that we don’t want around or wouldn’t think of eating ourselves. 977 more words

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Maggots, Mills & Boon

 So what do composting maggots have to do with Mills & Boon ?

Maggots live and multiply in decaying wet food waste. When one rakes a half-composted bin with maggots in it, it is likely that they are huddled together underneath the surface, mostly at the base. 429 more words