WNC G.R.U.B.S. is spreading the word on the amazing ability of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae to convert food waste (organic waste) into a nutritious food for your chickens, ducks, fish, pigs, songbirds, turtles, frogs, and many other critters (even YOU if you wish). They are absolutely amazing in the speed at which they consume waste (24 to 36 hours). The waste (even meat and dairy) is devoured before it has time to rot!
Then these voracious larvae are kind enough to self-harvest (pre-pupa) so you never have to touch the waste yourself. These pre-pupa can be immediately fed to animals since they regurgitate their stomach contents and thus self-clean prior to leaving the pod. How cool is that!?!
The adults are very cool too. You rarely see them for they do not feed and tend to hang out in the foliage of trees and other shrubs. Plus there is no chance of their spreading disease since they never touch the waste themselves. The females don’t even get their feet dirty when it is time to lay their eggs. They lay the eggs in crevices or spaces above the waste and the larva fall into the waste.
Oh! Did I mention you can also feed them animal waste? What a sustainable way to convert a negative into a positive!