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Pics of the generator

The main container and lid
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/epSMjhYLvvknfL9S7[/img]

The feed tray and collection bin
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/5oSyEVxq8i1LiLeD7[/img]

The feed tray rests inside a cutout in the collection bin.
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/5wsstGazfFLWKxYy8[/img]
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/uVyFibXWpwJPvVoP9[/img]

I'm going to use this corrugated plastic sign material, cut into about 1.5" strips to build a ledge around the lower end of the feed tray to keep them from crawling out the lower end. I also use it as an egg laying substrate for the adults. They like to lay their eggs in crannies.
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/b77qiy9WDnQpM9k28[/img]

Using Gorilla tape to secure the ledges in place. The new ledge overhangs the inside of the feed tray by about an inch. The puppa shouldn't be able to make it over the edge now.
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/uhxUmyok66nqr6uA8[/img]

We got 1.5" of rain today. The interior remains completely dry. While doing this, three adult females were impatiently waiting for me to finish so they could do their duty.

Just a few soldiers I stirred up.
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/ufbVrF99mwdgKEtj9[/img]

A batch of soldier meal ready to feed the fish. I included this with a cup of Aquamax feed. As soon as the pellets were gone, those 1-3" fry were sipping the surface like goldfish eating flakes.
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/pefDay4azkXm6Zgx7[/img]


Last edited by Mike Whatley; 06/24/19 04:37 PM.

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Mike, how are the soldier flies doing?
There's mention made in the latest National Geographic of using soldier flies to digest waste foods then feeding the larvae to critters for people to eat.

That reminded me of your project.

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