Over this past winter, I have been busy learning how to successfully raise black soldier flies year round in an artificial environment. I have learned a lot and am proud to say I have a thriving colony! Thousands of adults in the breeding chamber, thousands of pupae pupating in the warming chamber, and the multiple thousands of larvae eating food waste who keep this going.
The larvae are being fed pre-consumer food waste from local food kitchens, thus completing the cycle of keeping food from going into our landfill and producing methane gas.
Needless to say – I have black soldier fly larvae available for starter colonies, seeding your compost pile early (cold spring weather is delaying natural colonization), fish bait, and animal food. I also have pre-pupae available.
This is the perfect time of year to get your biopod or protapod started.