Black soldier fly ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dchickenman, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope this is the right section for this post-

    Could someone please post a pic of a BSF adult? I think I saw one at my compost bin, but not sure what they look like.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many thanks Imp
     
  4. judas

    judas Out Of The Brooder

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    adults dont feed just mate and lay eggs over food when the eggs hatch and find food they are white.then they feed and secrete a pheromone that attreact more moms to the food supply where they lay more eggs .. and they gorge themselvs . when they are mature and they seem to think its time to pupate they metmorphate their mouth change, they secrete a antibiotic of sorts and they turn black and try to get away from the food to find a place to pupate ie self harvest if you use a pio-pod or include a ramp on your colony. i was thinking that the self harvest pipe could leed to the chicken run maybe a pretty flat ramp so some escape. or collect and freeze some

    5-8 day as a adult and minimum of 2 weeks to several months as white larvea
     
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  5. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks for the info judas
     

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