You may recall the interesting slew of comments that erupted after I innocently posted a ‘Share Board’ article about a DIY Black Soldier Fly larvae bin. Aside from including some much-needed drama (just trying to keep everyone on their toes – haha!), the thread also contained lots of great information. I started communicating with Dr. Paul Oliver (who left some great comments) via email and he shared some documents/presentations he has put together re: BSF larvae. He suggested I make them available here on the site for anyone interested in this stuff (I realize this is not vermicomposting, but hey it’s nice to change things up once in awhile!).
Taking things one step further, I offered to convert one of his presentations into a video – which as you can see, has been included above. Unfortunately I needed to go fairly quicky at times in order to ensure that I stayed under 10 min – I learned the hard way that anything over would be rejected (my first attempt was 13 min).
If you want the PDF version of the video you can find it >>HERE<<. If you want something a bit smaller, below I have included a link to a nice short summary (4 pages) of this info. I mentioned above that this is “not vermicomposting”, but interestingly enough, Dr. Oliver feels that BSFL and composting worms can work together to process wastes extremely effectively (as you’ll see in the presentation an document below).
In an effort to really live on the edge, I’ve decided to add a new BSFL category to the blog. Not sure how often I’ll write about this topic, but I figured even the posts so far have been worthy of their own category.