Black Soldier Fly Larvae for northern climates.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lazy gardener, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I'd be interested to know how far north people are able to keep BSF cultures going? I'd love to try growing them, but I'm in zone 4. I'm wondering if it would be feasible to grow them in a green house (not heated 8 x 8), let the last batch of larvae crawl into the soil, mulch it deeply and try to winter them over. ANY INPUT ? I'd love to hear from readers who are successful growing them, and what is your method. How many birds in your flock, what is your BSF production, how often do you need to add more "feed" to their bucket?
     

  2. WHmarans

    WHmarans Chirping

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    I'm looking for the same kinds of info. Any luck so far? I'm in zone 5 or so. Not sure what I'm going to try first.
     
  3. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chirping

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    I am in Ohio. Does anyone know if they are local here?
     

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