How to handle BSF adults for breeding
Black soldier fly adults do not have a working mouth, so they literally do not need any food. However, they do need fresh water to sustain they lives. They do not stink and bite anything. When you purchase adult black soldier flies from us, you don't get flying adults with your package, because the adults are fragile and they are not suitable for long distance traveling. Instead, you get ready to hatch black soldier fly pupae. If you are ordering black soldier fly from us, we assume you don't see abundant BSF population around your region. If this is the case and you release your adults to the nature, we can't guarantee you that they will ever come back and lay eggs in your set up, so a proper confinement will be necessary.
- Cut a hole with 1 cm diameter on the lid.
- Place the pupae just in the container with the lid on.
- Place the container in a warm and moist place. Best operation will be placing the container in your adult confinement, such as a netting cage or terrarium, and move them together.
- Hatch will happen within a week if temperature is 27 celsius degree. The lower the temperature, the longer it takes.
- The direct sunlight is critical for adult mating, so should maximize the sunlight available to your adult colony. If you are keeping your colony indoor, make sure they get the window facing south.
- Provide shallow water all the time, and spray the cage occasionally.
- Vegetation in the confinement is optional. You can make your colony more aesthetic by doing so.
- Taped cardboards over rotting food materials for eggs collection.