Black soldier fly larvae

  • Black soldier fly larvae

    Posted by Now-What-Is-She-Doing on March 9, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    The question is… When they eat, do they pass on any chemicals or gmo byproducts from whatever they eat? Or is it broken down into a nonvolatile state that is safe for chickens?

    Exile replied 1 year, 2 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Hanidu-Acres

    Member
    March 9, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Good question. The adult fly doesn’t have a mouth to eat with so they don’t pass anything on, but the grubs…

    • smoothstones

      Member
      March 9, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      that is good to hear

  • MartHale7

    Member
    March 9, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Myself I rather be safe than sorry. The very reason I stopped getting free coffee grounds, and started growing fodder crops to feed my fish, and earth worms.

  • EvW

    Member
    March 10, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Before I hurt my back, I used to get used coffee grounds from the local QT. Most of my compost is dead leaves (browns), so I was eager to get greens (coffee grounds) to work with the leaves.

  • MartHale7

    Member
    April 1, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Garbage in, garbage out. Herbicides go thru cows and horses and last for years depending on PH. I have moved to growing everything, only input I get is wood chips…. I don’t get free coffee grounds as I don’t want to double think about my inputs.

  • Exile

    Member
    April 2, 2023 at 12:21 am

    In general, the more things a.substance passes through, the higher chance it will be metabolized. Its one of those things that soil health will do. Obviously not heavy metals but almost any organic compound is food for something.

    I grow stropharia on wood chips and I’m sure they have been sprayed at some point. Its utility company chips! I eat the mushrooms and don’t think twice.

    The more different the organism is to you, the more likely it will either pass through you without absorption or have been metabolized before. Remember the larvae have a microbiome as well! Its passing through more than one enzyme system. My 0.02

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