July1 , 2022

Easiest Way to Produce Maggot for Animal Consumption

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Easiest Way to Produce Maggot for Animal Consumption

Maggot production is the act of growing maggots. It is distinct from vermicomposting, as there is no separate composting process occurring and maggots are used to consume flesh, rather than earthworms to consume plant-based materials.

 

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When maggot is produced in high quantity it will greatly reduced the cost of feeding and increase the profit of farmers, and can also be sold out to other farmers

Species used
A variety of species can be used, including the black soldier fly.[1] Due to convenience, fly species are often used which are indigenous to the area of cultivation.

Method of Production
When using indigenous fly species, one tactic (employed by the Songhai Center in Benin) is to simply dump offal or meat that has exceeded the sell-by date in concrete bins. The bins are then covered with chicken wire to prevent any large animals from feeding. Then, flies deposit eggs on the offal and meat, and maggots hatch and consume it. After that, the bins are filled with water, so the maggots start to float (separating themselves from any leftovers). The maggots are then harvested and the leftover is discarded or further processed (e.g., bones can be ground to bone meal). An alternative method can be seen used more commonly in small scale applications, such as two trash bins stacked on top of each other. The bottom bin having a large hole cut on top, while the top having smaller, filtered holes on the bottom. Food (waste) is then inserted and left into the top bin, where the flies will lay their eggs and produce maggots, shifting and separating into the bottom bin.

 

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