new wave of composting
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:20 PM
check it out very interesting to say the least.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:20 PM
sorry if this should be in the links section if it needs to be moved can someone do that please?
Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:49 AM
I really like the idea of non smelly composting methods for meat products...
I just tried a Bokashi composting bucket - FAIL!
I guess i need to re-read instructions and have another go...
But i much prefer the idea of flies eating my stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:02 AM
I've got massive larvae in my compost too.
Now i've seen the black solider fly pics, maybe i've connected the dots-
could my compost be breeding this fella?
Looks like a queen to me, of some or other kind.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:53 AM
I'm half of the black soldier fly farming team.
It's great to see that people are finding this interesting. I believe it is the next logical step in composting.
niggles, I haven't heard of the bokashi bin. If you have a look at our photo gallery - http://www.blacksold...ier-fly-farming - you will find examples of BSF compost bin designs that we have tried and tested. They are actually pretty easy to make.
mud, that is definitely not a black soldier fly. The black soldier fly is originally from America but was brought into Australia at some point. The Australian native cousin of the BSF is called the garden soldier fly (we actually breed both in our farm) but whatever it is in your pic is neither one of these.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:59 AM
why does ethnobotany need to go hand in hand with quackery?
Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:21 PM
Its a japanese method of fermenting kitchen waste. Better you read about it than get my half baked explanation.
So do you chaps at BSF provide larvae or eggs or anything to get a colony started? Sounds like something I would be interested in doing.
I saw hairy flower wasps once and thought I had discovered a new species.
The melbourne museum happily identifies things for people, and they set me straight after i emailed them a picture.
They made this page after my enquiry:
P.P.S. My hairy flower wasp specimen was much blacker and hairer with a blue tinge than the ones in their photos.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:02 PM
I better go home and do some woodwork!