A small fly that can solve world's two big problems!
- The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus), is a sleek looking fly that many confuse with a wasp.
- BSF is a fly that holds some unique properties. It's not a pest like the regular house fly, and so it can actually be put to use by humans.
- 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.
- Black soldier flies are considered to be sanitary, as they're designed to break down the bacteria in their food.
- They're so efficient at this that there's no bacteria in their waste once they've digested it
Why did we choose Black Soldier Fly?
- Excellent nutritional profile :
- Essential Amino acids and fatty acids
- Optimum P:K
- High in protein and fat content, low in carbs
- Waste to food conversion
- One of the fastest ways to convert 'waste' into protein
- High bioconversion %(25%)
- Solving the food waste problem
- Suitable life cycle
- A female black soldier fly can lay upto 800 eggs in one go.
- Short life cycle (30-40 days)
- Autogenous species: Adults doesn’t eat
- Nature of the fly
- High resistance against any known disease
- Adult fly is not a pest: nor bite, sting or spread disease
Short lifecycle: An added advantage
Zero Waste Process