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How to Care for Ferrets

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Care Guide for Ferrets Table of Contents Introduction to Ferrets Carpet sharks, fur slinkies, tube cats, etc.  What poor animal is known by all of these unflattering names?  That honorable European polecat descendent, the ferret. The Western and Eastern polecat species are the most likely ancestors of the modern ferret, Mustela putorious furo. This interesting Latin name hints at the ambivalence with which humans regard this not entirely domesticated species.  “Smelly mouse killing thief” is a loose translation.  This animal is probably descended from individuals that traveled westward with Roman and Norman invasions. There isn’t much evidence available from the...

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Chickens LOVE Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae and Chickens: A Match Made in Heaven Table of Contents Did you know that Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are an ideal nutritional supplement for chickens? Raising chickens is a great way to get farm-fresh eggs and fill your freezer with an abundance of meat. But, the best eggs and meat are produced when your chickens have an optimal diet. In this article, we will take a look at the optimal diet for chickens and how BSFL can boost many areas of nutrition that your chickens need. Plus, we’ll take a look at how BSFL can...

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae vs. Red Worms - Who is the Better Composter?

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting vs Red Worm Composting Table of Contents Two methods of composting are becoming increasingly popular: using black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) and using redworms (earthworms). While both of these methods are faster than traditional composting without added organisms, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will compare and contrast these two methods of composting, discuss which is more efficient, and look at some of the pros and cons of each method to help you choose which form of composting is right for you! The Basics of Composting with Added Organisms...

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How to Breed Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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How to Breed Black Soldier Fly Larvae Table of Contents Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are one of the world’s best composting insects. They can easily turn all types of food waste and agricultural waste into clean, nutrient-dense compost. Plus, they can serve as a valuable feed insect for livestock, reptiles, and invertebrate pets. If you do it right, BSFL composting can even become an extra source of income. In this article, we are going to dive into the specifics of how to breed black soldier flies and create a fully operational larvae and compost production facility. If you are...

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How to Compost with Black Soldier Fly Larvae BSFL

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How to Compost with BSFL: A Beginner’s Guide Table of Contents Composting is a method of naturally processing food waste and yard waste into usable nutrients for your garden. While many people use composting bins and earthworms to complete this process, you should know that one type of insect is much better at composting: Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) - also known as phoenix worms, reptiworms, and calciworms in the reptile-feeding industry - are some of the most efficient composters in the world. These small maggots start out less than ⅛ of an inch and can...

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