Black Soldier Fly

THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY

In our fight for a cleaner and healthier future, the Black Soldier Fly stands out as a front-line solution for a significant number of issues we face today. These tough little guys transform organic waste into valuable feed products at an amazing rate. 

BLACK SOLDIER FLY BLOG POSTS

Black Soldier Fly Frass Helps Kale to Grow

By admin | June 2, 2023

Black Soldier Fly Frass Helps Kale to Grow Romano N, Datta SN, Sinha AK, Pande GSJ. 2023. Partially replacing synthetic fertilizer with black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae frass enhances kale (Brassica oleracea var. sabellica) production. Technology in Horticulture 3:8 doi: 10.48130/TIH-2023-0008 A by-product of insect farming is ‘frass’, which is the leftover excrement that   …Read More

Oil from Black Soldier Fly Larvae Improves Diet for Gilthead Seabream

By admin | May 30, 2023

Oil from Black Soldier Fly Larvae Improves Diet for Seabrim Moutinho, S., Oliva-Teles, A., Pulido-Rodríguez, L., Magalhães, R., Monroig, Ó., Parisi, G. and Peres, H., 2023. Black soldier fly larvae oil as an alternative lipid source in diets for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) juveniles. Aquaculture, 739705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2023.739705 The black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, HI) is   …Read More

North America’s Largest Insect Plant Opens in Quebec

By admin | May 30, 2023

North America’s Largest Insect Plant Opens in Quebec Québec-based Entosystem opens a 100,000-square feet fully automated production facility for rearing black soldier fly larvae. It is designed to process 90,000 tons of organic waste per year, producing 5,000 tons of larvae and 15,000 tons of certified organic approved fertilizer.

Black Soldier Flies’ Larvae Can Cut Stench of Raw Waste

By admin | May 26, 2023

Black Soldier Flies’ Larvae Can Cut Stench of Raw Waste TSUKUBA, Ibaraki — Black soldier flies, which have been gaining attention in Japan and elsewhere for their consumption of organic waste and usefulness as a source of animal feed, may also provide the key in eliminating the putrid odor of raw garbage, Japanese researchers have   …Read More

Insectophobic Neophobia

By admin | May 26, 2023

Insectophobic Neophobia Our previous post explained why promotion of insects for food and feed is unlikely to be a part of a vast government conspiracy. However, the conspiracy theory itself is based on a serious reluctance of people in the so-called Western World to eat insects. Proponents of insectivory often dismiss this reluctance as a   …Read More

AI to Help with Black Soldier Fly Farming

By admin | May 22, 2023

AI to Help with Black Soldier Fly Farming Muinde J, Tanga CM, Olukuru J, Odhiambo C, Tonnang HE, Senagi K. Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Discern Optimal Rearing Conditions for Improved Black Soldier Fly Farming. Insects. 2023 May 19;14(5):479. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14050479 Simple Summary In recent years, farming the black soldier fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens (L.)   …Read More

Feeding on Black Soldier Flies Benefits Older Hens

By admin | May 22, 2023

Feeding on Black Soldier Flies Benefits Older Hens Yan, Y., Zhang, J., Chen, X. and Wang, Z., 2023. Effects of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens Larvae) Meal on the Production Performance and Cecal Microbiota of Hens. Veterinary Sciences, 10(5), 364. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci10050364 Simple Summary The production performance of hen generally decreases with age, thereby reducing   …Read More

The Insectivorous Conspiracy

By admin | May 13, 2023

The Insectivorous Conspiracy In the last blog post, we developed a groundbreaking conspiracy theory that Tucker Carlson’s sudden departure from Fox was caused by his stance on human insectivory. Despite its novelty, our supposition was actually based on an already well-established conspiracy theory that the very top echelon of the current ruing class is trying   …Read More

Let Them Eat Bugs

The Real Reason Tucker Carlson Got Fired from Fox

By admin | May 9, 2023

Let Them Eat Bugs The Real Reason Tucker Carlson Got Fired from Fox Recent, and apparently unvoluntary, departure of Tucker Carlson, the most popular TV talk show host in the US, from Fox News gave rise to a plethora of speculations on the reasons behind it. Here at BlackSoldierFlies.com, we have a conspiracy theory of   …Read More

Black Soldier Fly News

Black Soldier Fly News

New information on black soldier flies becomes available pretty much daily. Business deals are being struck, facilities are being built, original research publications appear in a wide variety of scientific journals, and news articles appear in popular mass media.

General Information on Black Soldier Flies

There's a reason that black soldier flies have created such a buzz recently. Everyone from big ag to backyard chicken farmers are realizing that black soldier flies are an innovative, inexpensive, green, and humane way to produce healthy, high-protein feed for livestock and even people. If your interest has been piqued, please explore.

Close-Up of Black Soldier Fly
Close-Up of Black Soldier Fly

Black Soldier Fly Myths and Misconceptions

As the idea of farming of black soldier flies gains track with agriculturalists, researchers, and general public, the amount of available information explodes. Much of it is valuable and contributes to further development of this technology. Some of it needs further verification. Some of it, however, is not entirely correct (or is entirely incorrect). We compiled a list of common misconceptions about this rather remarkable creature and its place in modern agriculture.

Feed Black Soldier Flies to Your Chickens

A chicken is not a penguin. Neither is it a pelican, nor a cormorant. It is not even a puffin. This does not seem like a particularly astute observation. Yet, fishmeal constitutes a considerable proportion of many commercially available chicken feeds. This creates a rather unnatural situation.

Black soldier fly larvae as chicken feed

BSFL for Dogs and Cats

How About Green, Cruelty-Free, High Protein Food for Your Dogs and Cats?

Pets are family. There is little doubt about that. However, they belong to different biological species. Therefore, their physiology and, hence, nutritional requirements are different. They cannot have the same diet as humans do. At the same time, they should not eat garbage just because it is not fit for human consumption. Black soldier flies may help addressing this issue.

Black Soldier Flies are Reptilian Superfood

Not all pets are warm and fuzzy. Quite a few of them are on a cooler side and covered with scales. Among the insect species commonly used to feed pet reptiles, black soldier flies stand out because of their unique nutritional value. Making them a regular part of your scaly pets' diet will be highly beneficial for their health and well-being.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Reptile Feed

Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Human Consumption

Black Soldier Fly Farming

So, you've decided to become a bug farmer. Friends and relatives are seriously concerned about your mental health, while the person you had been dating for a while left you for a financial industry executive. Still, this enterprise will be totally worth it in the end, as long as the right approach is taken.