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Saturday Critters – The soldier fly

The soldier fly is  a friend of the gardeners. The soldier fly larvae are a great help in composting . They help  break down the green material in the compost pile and make the composting happen faster.

These larvae are a great source of protein and make great chicken feed. I am also told that they can be fed to other birds and hamsters.

The larvae do look creepy and but believe me they are helpful.

Picture of a soldier fly on a succulent by Dawn

  • Do you compost?

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  • Do you have soldier flies in your garden?

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