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01-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Hello does anyone here harvest BSFL? Does anyone know if BSF occur in Mass?

01-07-2011, 04:55 PM
They 'should be' in Mass

01-08-2011, 09:45 AM
You can get them mail order, but I don't think they live this far north. They are a tropical fly and I don't think they can overwinter where it freezes.

Once it warms up, or if you have a heated greenhouse, you can keep them.

01-08-2011, 09:51 AM
They are also commonly sold live in pet stores under the name of "Phoenix Worms", but it can be a challenge getting them started off a few dozen BSF.

01-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Found this on a BSF blog.....

In general the warmer and wetter your climate, the more likely it is that you already have black soldier flies in your area. Colder and drier climates represent the least likely places to find BSF and they are the most challenging places to establish a colony. This is also true of elevations over 5000 feet (1500m). The native range of BSF is the southeastern U.S. but over time they have been transported around the world. BSF are most commonly found in the USDA plant hardiness zones 7 10.

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/bsf-ques ... d-answers/ (http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/bsf-questions-and-answers/)

01-26-2011, 07:59 PM
check my post at:
The BioPod - Black Soldier Fly Larvae Harvester (http://www.diyaquaponics.com/forum/showthread.php?142-The-BioPod-Black-Soldier-Fly-Larvae-Harvester/page2)