How To Make & Operate A DIY Soldier Fly Larvae Composting Bin…

How To Make & Operate A DIY Soldier Fly Larvae Composting Bin...


The black soldier fly is a common and widespread fly. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil.

In addition black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an excellent source of sustainable protein for aqua culture, animal feed, and pet nutrition. The larvae have voracious appetites and can be used for composting household food scraps and agricultural waste products. Here are some great instructional videos to help you get started with BSFL composting…

How To Make A DIY Soldier Fly Larvae Composting Bin…

I’ve been using a rudimentary 2-bin black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) composter for the last few years. However, it doesn’t have a mechanism to capture the larvae as they leave the compost as they prepare to pupate.



In this video, I build the DIY soldier fly larvae composter that has been rolling around the brain for a while now. This is a long video, but a get into a pretty detailed step-by-step DIY process. This new design has a ramped shape to allow the larvae to self-harvest, saving time and removing larvae from the composter only when they are done composting and ready to pupate, and then become adults. Check it out below…

How To Operate A DIY Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composter…

I’ve been operating my DIY black soldier fly larvae composter for a month now. In this video I detail some of the results I’ve had, discuss a few issues and provide some operating tips. Overall, I’m very pleased with how well this composter is working.

I’m able to convert all of my food waste and kitchen residue into a beneficial food product for chicken and fish, black soldier fly larvae. My neighbor’s chickens have been happy and well fed. Time to get some backyard chickens of my own. Check it out below…

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