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How long does it take to get started growing BSF?

FAQ: How long does it take to get started growing BSF?

Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae growth cycle is 10-15 days in one of our 20ft growth containers. The actual working hours you need to put in are only approx. 6 hours for the 10-15 day growth period!

To start the operations you will first be provided either a list of materials (BOM) and instructions to build the growth container, or a few links to potential manufacturers who can build the container for you. This usually takes 2-4 weeks. We will send you the IoT box, “Manna MIND 20ft”, that will control the container all the way to optimize the growth conditions no matter what the weather is outside (-30 – +40 *C). Once set in properly, the growth process will be fully automated. No need for building factories, no running water or plumming, or even electricity (if used with solar panels).

Then you will need to source the biowaste/food (e.g. potatoes, old vegetables) that you’re going to feed to the larvae, and we will provide you with the eggs or point you to the place where you can purchase those. We will also provide you a receipt for optimal biowaste.

After that, it’s more or less a waiting game. MIND will alert you of any actions you need to take during the growth period, it automatically monitors and controls the conditions inside the container to optimize larvae growth.

Input: c. 100 grams of BSF eggs and 4 tons of biowaste
Output: c. 700 kg larvae and 300 kg frass
Time: 10-15 days
Work hours: 6 h

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