Frequently Asked Questions
About Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
What animals can I feed the dried larvae to?
Our dried larvae can be fed to insectivores such as most small mammals (e.g. dogs, cats, rodents), some bird species (e.g. songbirds, chickens), reptiles, and some fish species (e.g. Betta, Koi, Snakehead, Arowana, etc).
How much/often should I feed the dried larvae to my pets?
It is recommended that the dried larvae make up either 10-20% of their daily meals or as a full meal by itself once every 2-4 weeks.
I've tried to feed my pet some dried larvae, but they don't seem to like it. What do I do?
Your little furry/scaly/feathery friend might not be accustomed to the taste of our dried larvae! Just like oysters, coffee, and durian, our dried Black Soldier Flies might be an acquired taste.
About Black Soldier Fly Larvae Organic Fertiliser
How much fertiliser should I use, and how often should I use it?
Our general recommendation is to sprinkle a thin layer over your soil for large plants once a week. Water as per normal.
What type of plants benefit from this organic fertiliser?
Generally, our organic fertiliser is useful for all plant types. However, leafy green vegetables and fruit-bearing plants do greatly benefit from its NPK ratio.
About Our Tours
COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMMs)
Our insect farm tours are up and running! However, please do note that:
To get to our farm and/or office, please refer to Our Location.
To ensure that our guests enjoy a safe experience at the farm site, it has been reorganised to allow for better ventilation and easier safe distancing. Any dangerous articles have been disposed of, and a hand washing station (with soap) is available at the site. Water stations are also provided.
If you require a Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) or any documents, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please contact us directly for any queries or concerns you may have!
General Questions on Black Soldier Flies
What are Black Soldier Flies?
Black Soldier Flies are little creatures that can eat just about anything -- including food waste! They are native to Singapore (meaning that they're not an invasive species), and they are not pests as they are not disease or parasite carriers. They do not bite people as well, due to their underdeveloped mouthparts once they reach adulthood.
What makes Black Soldier Flies special?
Their key speciality lies in their efficiency in turning whatever they eat into body mass and nutrients. They simply do it better than many other insects currently being farmed (e.g. crickets, cockroaches, etc). Their inherent talent in this conversion, in addition to our Black Soldier Fly food formulation here at Insect Feed Technologies, allows us to optimise the growth rates of our larvae.