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Black soldier fly shelf

making new bench for black soldier fly farm

I built a bench like shelf for our new Black Soldier Fly project today.

A big upside down lid makes a good water moat to keep ants away.

The goal is to cultivate enough grubs to supplement the chickens' diet.

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Have you heard of the method of hanging a lantern above a shallow kids pond at night? It supposedly attracts the bugs, the bugs thump into the glass, fall into the pond. If it is shallow enough, with something for the chickens to walk in and out on, that could help supplement the diet as well.
Comment by Matthew Wed Jul 30 18:47:21 2014

I would be interested in seeing some more pictures of your bin!

My worm bin every year gets full of BSF. Maybe I should put a ramp in...

Comment by Eric in Japan Wed Jul 30 19:21:58 2014

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime