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Black soldier flys.
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Author:  dbird [ Oct 14th, '18, 14:45 ]
Post subject:  Black soldier flys.

Hi everyone.Dose anyone living around Perth or the south west of WA have any BSF that might be able to let me have a few. I live at Narrogin

Author:  skeggley [ Oct 15th, '18, 06:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Black soldier flys.

Hiya Don, bsf are becoming more numerous as it warms up. If you have a compost bin I'm fairly confident you will see some bsfl in there.

Author:  gtkmarine [ Oct 15th, '18, 20:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: Black soldier flys.

Gday dbird

Like Skeggley said they should be prevalent in the SW of WA. The first year I tried to breed them I bought some from this site.
The next year I had dormant/hibernating lava & this year Ill just hang a fish frame over a bucket with core flue egg receivers around the edge & wait for them to turn up. If all I get is blow fly maggots them Ill just feed them to the fish. But as soon as they deposit eggs in the core flue your away.
It's not rocket science !

Author:  gtkmarine [ Oct 28th, '18, 14:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: Black soldier flys.

Hi dbird
Have you had any luck with the BSFL. I looked trough the research I did before & found this :
The adult flies are photophilic and require strong daylight spectra as well as temperatures between 25°C and 35°C to encourage mating to occur.

So far I have only seen the common Blowfly but it is still a little cool around here in Geraldton.

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