BSFL - Feeding Flies
BSFL – Feeding Flies
Due to the slow-moving nature of Black Soldier Flies, their size and calcium/nutrition content, hatching out your own flies for your pet to consume is a fun and interactive process. The flies are taken easily by all types of pets and can have a positive effect on animals that have stalled on their current feeding insect.
As your larvae mature, they will turn black in color and start to take on a rigid exoskeleton. Once the rigidity starts, you have approximately 7-10 days, depending on temperature, and you will have active flies within your animals caging for them to consume.
The easiest way to accomplish hatching Black Soldier Flies is to order either Large Larvae or XL Larvae (Pupae) and place them in a container in a dry spot within the cage. Pupae become immobile and will remain in the dish until hatching. We place Pupae in a disposable feeding dish with a small amount of coir fiber with 15-20 Pupae in each cage and exchange for new Pupae every 7-10 days depending on hatch rate.
You can offer both Larvae (any size) and Flies as a feed source simultaneously.