When do I feed the larvae? Try to avoid over-feeding the larvae. If you see 30-50% of the food your provided initially still present, you might want to delay introducing more feed. Doing so will allow the larvae to fully digest the waste so space is optimize (not filling the bin with waste that hasn't been digested) and enhance larval growth as they can work as a group finishing partially digested material (easier for them to breakdown rather than fresh meats and veg). But so what? who cares if I over feed the larvae, you might be asking....glad you asked that question.
I hope this information helps you be successful- but please let me know if there are specific topics you would like covered. We are here to help.
Until my next post- best of luck and happy black soldier fly farming!!
Jeff Tomberlin, PhD, BSF ecologist
Individuals with over 25 years research experience with the black soldier fly. We are passionate about the science behind the black soldier fly and its ability to convert waste to protein.
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