Here’s a first: a machine designed specifically to harvest live maggots. It’s called the Farm 432 Insect Breeding Device, and “enables people to turn against the dysfunctional system of current meat production by growing their own protein source at home.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.
After 432 hours, 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs turn into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein, larvae that self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into a harvest bucket.
Black soldier fly adults don’t eat, the larvae can be fed on bio waste, therefore the production almost costs no water or CO2. Black soldier fly larvae are one of the most efficient protein converters in insects, containing up to 42% of protein, a lot of calcium and amino acids.