Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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  1. geckodan

    geckodan Very Well-Known Member

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    Not much use for geckos - too big and tough for most.
    There are designs being improved and changed all the time on here BioPod » Black Soldier Fly Blog
    If I get yet another ban for supplying a useful link it will be my last post.
     
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    A simple set up can be a tub with two migration ramps leading into a bucket for self harvesting. When the grubs get big enough they just climb the ramp and fall into the bucket I believe. As for what they eat, fruit, seafood scraps, wet chook feed, all this seems to look like it works well as long as you have a population in the area to get you started. Wouldn't try introducing any unless you know what your local or state laws on introduced insect species are.
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    Note on Phoenix Worms...

    Just a note, and sorry that that I am commenting on a thread that is a couple of months ole (I just found this site). I don't want any of you that are abroad to get confused. Here in the US, Black Soldier Fly Larvae is known as that. BSFL. The name Phoenix Worms is a trademarked name that sells the BSFL as a brand name. There is also another company called Soldier Grubs, and still another called something Critters. It is kinda dumb in my opinion that the US would allow a company to trademark an insect name as anything other than the actual name that scientist gave them long ago. I understand that these companies want to set themselves apart from all the others, but I find it to be misleading & downright confusing to the public by outright changing the name of bsfl while trying to sell it as something else. That's like me getting a black garden ant (Lasius niger) and getting a trademark for it and changing its name to TikiTiki because I can. I am currently tinkering with the idea of starting a local start-up company here in the US that would supply BSFL to local pet shops, and I will definitely not be trademarking my own name. That's what a company name is for. Well, I have ranted enough, my apologies.
     
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