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PostPosted: Mar 23rd, '12, 15:49 
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Hi, can anybody help me get some bsf larvae in the Rockingham WA area?


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 Post subject: Re: BSF larvae
PostPosted: Mar 23rd, '12, 21:34 
Build it... and they will come..


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tried that still waiting


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Am in the same boat here, built it and they didn't come.. is there anything that is more likely to attract them?

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Bread soaked in milk is supposed to be good.

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Lord Viykor wrote:
Bread soaked in milk is supposed to be good.


thanks LV will try that,
also read that corn soaked in water for 4 weeks is a good attraction to them, will let you know how i get on.


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This year in Melbourne at least, the BSF are everywhere. They are attracted to my worm bins which is used for general food waste, and there are always BSF larvae in it, and flies in the vicinity. I like it a lot, as they break down the kitchen scraps in a small fraction of the time that the worms take. I couldn't be bothered doing anything with the larvae (seeing how it is just a worm bin and picking them out would not be fun), as long as they eat the scraps.

There must be someone in your locale that would be happy for you to catch some of the flies or could spare some larvae? I don't think they would do so good in the post. Aussie Post might not like it either. :)

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Try corn flacks and wet bix mixed with hot water. Ever been past a factory where they make went bix :bootyshake:

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If you have compost bin/heap try putting your BSF pod next to that. I have BSF larvae in my compost bins. :headbang:

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I've been throwing the chook poop from the coop in the BioPod after it's been sitting for a while. The BSF seem to love it, the chooks re enjoying them as well so the cycle continues.

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That's a good idea because they do love chicken poop :thumbright:

BSFL apparently were present in the millions at Southern US chicken farming operations but they weren't used for chicken feed. Bottom of page 3 in this paper - http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/phase2report05/cd,web%20files/A2.pdf


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I would be happy to send some lavae from Sidiney.., if locals need some..

They have gone feral in the goat-poo soup... :cheers:
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I've heard that the larvae attract adults to lay eggs. I bought some larvae from reptiworms.com. They just arrived the other day so I have no success to report yet.

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I have a composter full of BSFL in Perth (hills south of the river) if anyone wants a few to start a colony pm me.

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