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Eating Insects Conference

Recently, I had the privilege of making a trip out to one of the coolest conferences I’ve ever attended, Eating Insects: Exploring the culture of insects as food and feed. Entomophagy, the technical term for eating insects, is an emerging…

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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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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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