John Carlson: We have fruit trees & a vegetable garden. Can the fly's get into my fruit &
vegetables & eat them?
M Wray V: BIOPOD
ghayath2011: How interesting
MidlifeCrises: Thank you for posting. I have two large home-built worm compost bins. A few
weeks ago I emptied my pantry of all expired canned goods, most went into
the compost and I buried it all in dirt. I have bzillions of worms, so when
I turned the compost today I expected to see a huge boom in the worm
population. I turned over the first shovel full and was HORRIFIED to find
hundreds and hundreds of these nasty looking things! I'm so glad they are
not bad for the compost. Now I need chickens!
TonyKaku: I can't wait for the video release!
uBeR1337gUy: All that build-up and we don't get to see the fish eat them!
paulluna45: Will this work in northern USA? Im in Indiana and dont know if we have
adfasffs: what a great video. these grubs are such basic food source for rodents,
lizards, chickens, fish and monkey pet keepers!
werner segveld: how do you prevent the "normal" flies laying their eggs?
SensualCoconuts07: are they different from the flies that cause flystrikes and myasis ?
johnnyfisalive: all u have to do is buy the bugs put them in a container with food and they
will reproduce? or do they have to mature to flies and then reproduce?
stAbbmeiful0vesme: that gotta smell bad
shoopdeedoop: Sounds tasty if you like to eat them...LOL But if you want to feed to the
fish it is probably best to avoid animal fat, so plant based oil like soy
etc, would probably work. I think a solar dehydrator would be a better
option though, less energy and cost.
yizo247: that chicken looks just like the one i have at home!
Jerod Elder: can't wait to get one of the smaller versions for my backyard!
kyle sharkey: will animal matter work for other larvae
Ladybugz1975: I have been looking online to see if North Carolina has BSF. But I can't
find any info on where they are. I wanted to breed them as feeders for our
CWD. Great video and very informative!
IRONxMortlock: So how many larvae can you produce? Enough to satisfy the requirements of
3-5KL tank? Can enough be bread to make the system sustainable?
brownwidow1: dang chikens thoose are ment for da fishys to eat but they still cute
Talal Aladwani: does this apply for domestic fly?
BlackSoldierFly: Great video Murray, very interesting operation you have there. I have a
comment that I hope will be helpful about the protein and fat content of
the BSF larvae. The figures quoted in the video are 42% protein/30% fat
which I believe is the analysis for dried BSF larva, not the fresh larvae.
On his website Dr. Sheppard (Phoenix worms) lists the protein of fresh
larvae at 17.3% and the fat content as 9.3%. Maybe you could add an
annotation correcting this in your video. Thanks, Jerry
Ryosuke1208: Why the freak do i see freaking larvas and BSF in my freaking room? How the
freak did they got in there? I don't seem to find any freaking answet on the
internet (Sorry for the bad language)
Teddybearcop48: What can I use for bait or feed? To draw the black soldier flies to my
trap. I cannot get pumpkins this time of year. Thank you..
Brian-Todd Streeper: @BlackSoldierFly It's almost too good tobe true...they compost/ harvest
themselves, provide great feed for fish or chicken, AND they repel other
Teddybearcop48: How warm does it need to be for them to grow outside? Thank You!
James Howard: Always a good video with Murray! Can somebody please direct me to where I
can purchase some BSFL?
Oliver Ong: organic hens, not really adorable more like soo delicious. :)
Oliver Ong: this video is only part of a dvd that i just saw. checkout "Aquaponics Made
Easy" nice video learned a lot from it :)
realberserker: There's no need for eggs. BSF are prolific breeders and they're widespread
in nature. If you put out food scraps, they will colonize them. I just
started a BioPod next to a worm composter (so the BSF were already
attracted to the area), and it had larvae in it within the week.
GreenLearning: My home made bio pod produced about 60 pounds of larva in a summer. Its a
little bigger than his, but not much.
aznguy11111: i'll be honest here. i've heard so many good things about these flies.
there has to be ONE flaw that it has that affects humans one way or the
tebam11: if you harvest all the larvae how do you keep adult flies to lay the eggs?
johnnyfisalive: where can u buy these bugs to grow for feeding?
Missy Rabbit: can this setup be combined with worms for vermicompost?
dx80cruiser: Hi, Can you tell me how many grubs you allow to hatch into flies to reseed
the biopod, or do you just let the natural population of BSF to populate
your biopod. Im in Aus as well and havent really seen many BSF around .How
do you allow the grubs to hatch out?Just leave them in the collection tray
to hatch and allow them to fly up the drop tube to lay eggs?
janelle heaton: does it stink ?
wanderer1031: maggots michael, you're eating maggots. How do they taste? pffftttt!!!
(laughter)...its only rice michael...ha ha ha.
GPC™: Love the chickens!
BlackSoldierFly: @QuickFoxnl Studies have shown that when BSF larvae dominate a waste pile
they repel other fly species. This is probably the effect of pheromones or
info-chemicals that tell other flies that that particular waste is not a
good egg laying site. "BSF reduce manure accumulations 42-56% and give
94-100% house fly control through larval competition and by repelling
ovipositing house flies (Bradley and Sheppard 1984)"
johnlvs2run: Is a discarded freezer being used for the fish?
BlackSoldierFly: One more comment about what appear to be houseflies around the BioPod. In
an established and balanced BSF unit you won't see more than an occasional
house fly in, or even on the unit. The number of non-BSF flies visible in
this video is not the norm in my experience. I've processed a kilo or more
of fish scraps/day with only one or two house flies present. My guess is
that this unit was fairly new when the video was made and since that time
the presence of house flies has been greatly reduced.
dwiggs77: i always wondered what the hell those were in my compost pile .
Noz7777: I have a biopod at home now and some relatively small silver perch. How big
do the fish need to be before they can eat the mature soldier fly larvae
(brown and 2cm long)
BlackSoldierFly: BSF are found around the world. They are more plentiful in warmer, wetter
climates, but in the U.S. they are found as far north as Washington state
and Connecticut. Most of my data is from the U.S., but you can see a map of
BSF sightings around the world by searching "BSF mapping project".
MrJamesconn: where did you get that bin you had the flys in?
nightal: Thanks, Murray. This was really helpful. I have heaps of the larvae in my
worm farm and won't be so worried about them now... thinking of making up
my second worm farm to house the larvae so they're not competing for space,
so this will give me somewhere to put them.... and my friends have a karp
pond, so they'll probably appreciate the extra food source.
Ryosuke1208: Yes, they spontaneously generate in my freaking room.