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Black soldier fly container comparison

best BSF bin?

Why did we choose this particular Black Soldier Fly container?

It was less than half the price of a BioPod, which seems like a good product, but we have a soft spot for the smaller homesteading business operation.

Maybe someone should compare each one side by side to see who can produce the most grubs? Of course you would have to put the exact same food scraps in each bin.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I have heard that people use roadkill in their feeders to encourage soldier flies and such , I don't think I could deal with the stink where I live ! The chicken house is too close to our home .
Comment by Dave Sun Aug 3 19:21:17 2014

Hi, I found some useful information in this study

It seems useful to use small height bins, as more than 10cm of food creates problems to larvae.

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