As you can see, the adult Black Soldier Fly in the photo is belly up. I saw another fly in the Biopod 3 days ago, but that is the last I’ve seen any adult flies. They’ve either laid eggs and died off. Or, they just straight up bailed on this gig and went into nature. I see some white dust that could potentially be eggs, but it could also be diatomaceous earth from the ant invasion. The most interesting thing right now is that the Biopod does not smell.
If you took the amount of organic materials that are in there and put them in a bin without BSFL, it would smell putrid fairly quickly. Yet, the pest flies still have not come to set up shop. I wonder if a kind of bacteria is preventing them from inhabiting the bin? I’m betting there are some researchers figuring this out for a whole host of reasons. Perhaps making a spray from BSFL can create a fly deterrent? I wonder what pathogens it might control as well? Gosh, BSFL had me sold on protein, fat, and chitin. If you add something like a bacteria that can control flies, what else can a person ask for?
It looks like we might be back to square one. Since it still doesn’t smell bad, I’m going to keep feeding the Biopod. Maybe there are some eggs in there…