Referring to flies, everyone wants to stay away, discarded because it always appears in polluted places, but recently, thanks to this insect, a young engineer in Cu Chi district (HCM City) eats should do it.
It is Mr. Nguyen Chi Canh (28 years old, An Nhon Tay commune, Cu Chi district), a construction engineer willing to quit his job in the city to go home to get rich from farming … flies. According to Canh, the species he feeds is a black soldier fly with the scientific name Hermetia Illucens, an insect belonging to the Stratiomyidae family. If the name is pure Vietnamese: "black soldier fly", this insect is like an army of soldiers going to work to enrich the farmer.
The area of the larval cages is designed entirely by Mr. Canh with canvas to save costs. In addition, raising black soldier flies also needs to keep the temperature stable from 25-37 degrees so that they grow well.
Many people are interested in the model of raising black soldier fly to get eggs, so they have come to Canh farm to learn about breeding process.
Regarding the fate of the "fly business", Canh smiled because when he initially planned to quit building with an income of VND 10 million / month to return home to raise flies, everyone laughed at him. Even his family strongly protested, but he still defended the view of determination to do business in flies. He wanted to enrich himself by his ability, owning himself and not wanting to work for others.
"When I happened to talk to my friends, I came to know about raising flies and felt very excited. After I had a good understanding of how to raise and economic efficiency, I decided to leave the construction of the village to keep flies. I took advantage of the space under the canopy of rubber trees to feed the black soldier fly, then realized the effect so at the end of 2018, I made a full-fledged fly farm here. ", Mr. Canh shared.
Currently his farm mainly focuses on producing eggs for sale. Black soldier fly larvae provide farms with nutritious food sources for poultry, cattle and seafood … One kilogram of black soldier fly eggs can hatch and develop into 3-4 tons of pupae. .
The young engineer quit his job as a construction engineer to be determined to get rich by raising black soldier flies.
Mr. Canh said that on average, he earns about 4 kg of black soldier fly eggs each month with the price of 15-20 million VND / kg, earning about 80 million / month. With this level of revenue, Canh is confident that the fly business model will be more successful in the future.
The normal fly will find the stale food to cling to, the black soldier fly has the same food source. According to Canh, the main food of the black soldier fly is organic waste such as fruits and vegetables, soybean residues, cassava pulp, leftover rice.
"The black soldier fly will die after the end of the life cycle, they will be used as organic fertilizer. The amount of fertilizer after using larvae will turn into organic fertilizer for growing vegetables and fruits. high quality "Mr. Canh added.
The young man also said that the adult fly is black, 12–20mm long, has a life span of about 40 days, starting from eggs, larvae, pupae and eventually molting into black soldier flies. Adult flies live only about 1 week and die. Adult female flies lay between 500 and 800 eggs.
The young man owns a black soldier fly farm with hundreds of thousands of children. New business model in Saigon.
Black soldier fly eggs are sold for between 15-20 million VND / kg.
Canh is harvesting fly eggs to wait for the guests to collect them.
However, he will leave some eggs to hatch. Fly eggs will be put in plastic jars for incubation for 5-7 days, when growing to the size of the toothpick then move to another place to feed.
Larvae have undergone many major new stages like this (about 18 days). Larvae when preparing to close cocoons will turn black.
Larvae harvesting stage.
When the larvae are closed, they will be put in trays to feed to hatch into black soldier fly.
This is inside the area where adult black soldier flies are raised to lay eggs.
Spawning area. When flies are about to lay, they will find the cards that have been prepared from the slats to lay eggs. On average, each fly will produce 500-800 eggs.
Close up of mature black soldier fly, not harmful to the environment and people despite direct contact.
Under the canopy of rubber trees, Canh's black soldier fly farm will continue to expand thousands of square meters, promising to grow further.