Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
SueSanderson, hawkeye05, CW0808, Razorback, TinD
17188 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics38,775
Posts526,962
Members17,189
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 25,260
ewest 20,560
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 13,727
Who's Online Now
16 members (Bobbss, Mongos Pond, roymunson, Fyfer123, tyler0421, G_Stan2000@yahoo, Quarter Acre, Heppy, Lyn, Kris B, CityDad, anthropic, Theo Gallus, catscratch, RStringer, Rick O), 339 guests, and 483 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
maggots.
#533903 04/14/21 02:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 62
Likes: 1
J
jim100 Offline OP
OP Offline
J
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 62
Likes: 1
I made the mistake of suggesting to my wife and daughter that I wanted to try the dead animal (road kill) on a coarse screen over the pond to feed the fish maggots that fall into the water.
Cant remember where I read about this method. Oh yeah it was here! They both looked at me like I was sick in the head and promptly vetoed anything like it. Not a "well lets talk about it" Nothing.
Flat out veto with threats!
Damn.
jim

Re: maggots.
jim100 #533904 04/14/21 03:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 411
Likes: 3
Offline
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 411
Likes: 3
I have attempted it with raccoons, opossums and armadillos my dogs kill. Instead of fish, chickens where the consumers. A problem was the juices dripped out of the carcass too quickly as did the maggots before mature resulting in about half of the carcasses mummifying rather than converted into edible biomass. If I were to do it again, then carcasses would be placed on a cookie sheet with a little soil added. The maggots would then stay with carcass until the final instar before moving away from carcass to pupate. Then they fall to ground to be consumed. You want to keep carrion beetles away as they eat most of the maggots. Having carcass elevated reduces odds the carrion beetles will start working carcass.

Consider doing Black Soldier Flies as they can grow on a mix that is based on plant offal.

Last edited by Jim Wetzel; 04/15/21 07:54 AM.

Aquaculture
Cooperative Research / Extension
Lincoln University of Missouri
1 member likes this: jpsdad
Re: maggots.
jim100 #533905 04/14/21 03:24 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,440
Likes: 28
C
Offline
C
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,440
Likes: 28
someone please help link jim to the black soldier fly thread that had great documentation and pictures to get him started. I suspect his wife/family will be fine with that kind of setup as it is contained and can be easily disguised as a normal deck box in the yard or edge of pond.

Re: maggots.
jim100 #533907 04/14/21 03:36 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,093
Likes: 47
Online Content
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,093
Likes: 47


Fish on!,
Noel
1 member likes this: jpsdad
Re: maggots.
jim100 #533912 04/14/21 06:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 62
Likes: 1
J
jim100 Offline OP
OP Offline
J
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 62
Likes: 1
Thanks I will study on this.
jim

Re: maggots.
jim100 #533917 04/14/21 09:53 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 2,817
Likes: 46
A
Online Content
A
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 2,817
Likes: 46
Originally Posted by jim100
I made the mistake of suggesting to my wife and daughter that I wanted to try the dead animal (road kill) on a coarse screen over the pond to feed the fish maggots that fall into the water.
Cant remember where I read about this method. Oh yeah it was here! They both looked at me like I was sick in the head and promptly vetoed anything like it. Not a "well lets talk about it" Nothing.
Flat out veto with threats!
Damn.
jim

Tell them to think of it like dry aging, similar to the finest beef in upscale restaurants.

Seriously, black soldier fly approach may be interesting. Little smell, and they actually keep nasty houseflies away.

Last edited by anthropic; 04/14/21 09:54 PM.

8ac, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12" NLMB & 1k GSH 10/17,L, 150# TP & 70 HSB 5/18. 1k PK 11/18. 100# TP 4/19, 200# RBT 12/19, 10k TFS 3/20, 100#TP 5/20, 25 HSB & 250 F1 9/20,L,180# RBT 12/20, 206, 100#TP 5/21, 164



Re: maggots.
jim100 #533922 04/15/21 06:06 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 12,953
Likes: 42
Moderator
Lunker
Online Confused
Moderator
Lunker
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 12,953
Likes: 42
The poor, misunderstood, unfortunately named Maggot Box.


"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
-S. M. Stirling
[Linked Image from i582.photobucket.com]
Re: maggots.
jpsdad #533924 04/15/21 07:26 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,019
Likes: 54
J
Offline
J
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,019
Likes: 54
Originally Posted by jpsdad
Originally Posted by Jim Wetzel
Consider doing Black Soldier Flies as they can grow on a mix that is based on plant offal.

I have grown them on mix of alfalfa, grass clippings, and cardboard. Was only trying to compost this mix to feed to worms but the BSF took a liking to it and proliferated. After they infested the compost I kept it too moist for composting which was a benefit to the BSF. The mix was smelly though ... a whole lot like fresh cow dung .. and I exercised care after handling BSF. I'd bet there was a thriving population of e-coli in the substrate.


Common sense is not so common - Voltaire

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so - Will Rogers



Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
57jeepster, Augie, mbunimog
Recent Posts
Roll Call: Please check in....
by Fyfer123 - 05/07/21 10:49 AM
Containing Fish in a Pen
by Fyfer123 - 05/07/21 09:48 AM
Augie's Another Year Closer to Pond Perfection!
by RStringer - 05/07/21 09:37 AM
Another winter kill
by DrLuke - 05/07/21 08:50 AM
Another Havasu Giant RES
by Sunil - 05/07/21 07:01 AM
Optimal Junior feed
by NEDOC - 05/07/21 06:59 AM
New property, old pond. What to do?
by SueSanderson - 05/07/21 04:48 AM
Minnows not feeding in Forage pond?
by Kyscentlok - 05/07/21 12:25 AM
Guessing why Fla & N LMB aren't the same
by anthropic - 05/07/21 12:24 AM
Metal to Metal
by Heppy - 05/07/21 12:07 AM
Trouble catching bluegill
by Heppy - 05/06/21 11:56 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Establishing new Maine pond.
Establishing new Maine pond.
by Mainahs70, April 5
Mongo's New Pond
Mongo's New Pond
by Mongos Pond, February 27
Ice Ice Baby
Ice Ice Baby
by highflyer, February 21
ID?
ID?
by Quixotic, February 7
pond gone
pond gone
by Stressless, January 31

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4