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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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How Many Black Soldier Fly Larvae Should I Feed My Pet?

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How Many Black Soldier Fly Larvae should I feed my Pet? Table of Contents Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) can be an extremely nutritious food source for many insectivorous and omnivorous reptiles and invertebrate pets. But, there is a lot of confusing information on the internet about how many black soldier fly larvae you need to feed your pet. In this article, we have compiled all the information for each species of pet at each age. This information is based on legitimate science and veterinary publications. Plus, you can learn how to tell if your pet is becoming malnourished or...

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae vs Crickets

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Crickets Vs Black Soldier Fly Larvae Table of Contents   Crickets are often considered the most popular feeder insect for reptile and amphibian pets.  They have high quantity of lean protein, and they are inexpensive.  But they are missing some critical nutrients that many reptiles require.  There are workarounds to include these nutrients with a cricket-diet.  However, those critical nutrients are naturally abundant in the nutritional profile of black soldier fly larvae.   Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an amazing, under-the-radar feeder insect for many reptiles and amphibians.  They can fulfill the calcium requirements that these amazing pets need, while also providing...

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