(run the water through Stropharia innoculated wood chips?).
I've taken some time to learn more about Black soldier flies and I think they would be useful. I would still run everything through the chipper to get a nice uniform feedstock for them. So it won't be any less work or any less disgusting. I could see feeding stomach contents from large critters directly to the fish. Also things like hides and hoofs might be better utilized if they were fed to the larvae. I'm particularly fond of the idea of using these larvae as a heat source in a greenhouse. Using them in this way could make it a 12 month operation.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:Handling stinky roadkill seems kind of gross, so I wonder if using Black Soldier Fly larvae to turn the roadkill into an easily feedable form might be something to look at. Building a large version of the self-harvesting maggotarium might work.
There would still be bones that would need processing, but I wonder if these could be ground in a chipper and used as a garden supplement.