Symbi Biological

Category: Fish Food Project


Pupae Still Waiting

Today, when I walked into the Insectary (our greenhouse), I saw about a dozen or so of the pupae crawling round the flat of compost that I set out for them. They’ve been hiding out in there all winter as…

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BSFL Babies or Imposters?

We have some young larvae squirming about in the Biopod. Not really sure if they are another kind of fly or BSFL. They’re pretty small. At first, I just thought they were fungus gnat larvae, but I don’t see the…

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Some BSFL have crawled out!

I was starting to wonder about the larvae. Not much action in the last week or so. We outlasted an invasion of ants, some other flies, and a nasty hot spell. It looks like we’re moving on to the next…

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BSFL take back the Biopod

A few days ago, some other kind of flies took over the Biopod and the normal BSFL odor changed to a very stinky garbage smell. All the literature I’ve read says that the BSFL have something that deters other flies….

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Egads! Ants in the Soldier Fly bin

The ants found the Biopod. A little diatomaceous earth sprinkled around the bin worked like a charm.

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BSFL after 5 days

Here’s what the Biopod looks like after 5 days. They’re hungry little guys.

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We’ve got grubs!

We received our grubs from the fine folks at ProtaCulture. Here’s what it looks like: They were nice and small which gives us time to observe the conditions of the greenhouse as the season changes. It gets pretty hot in…

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