Symbi Biological

Category: Soldier Fly Larvae


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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Overwintering Pupae Emerge

A couple of days ago, some of the overwintering pupae emerged from the depths of the soil flat where they’ve been hiding. A couple of them have emerged as adults and are flying around the greenhouse. One landed on my…

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Pupa Walk

Here’s a pupa “walking” under a 15x lens. They’re kinda cute, huh?

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Surprise! More Pupae!

What a pleasant surprise to be greeted by some over wintering larvae! These hardy souls have been kicking it in this flat of compost and soil waiting for their time to emerge. I put the flat there next to the…

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Larval Dance

Here’s another shot of the new larvae. They have a certain grace to them. I sure hope they’re the good guys, but it’s hard to tell. I could be raising stable flies for all I know right now! As mentioned…

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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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Is that it?

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…

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