UB Students Introduce BLAЄK PINTER to Middle School Students

Universitas Brawijaya students socialize innovations in reducing the amount of organic waste at SMPN 22 Malang City on September 14, 2020. The team of six people uses Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae as natural recyclers of organic waste.

They considered these larvae have a high adaptability even in unfavorable conditions. These larvae have two major phases, which are the fly phase and the maggot phase. This maggot phase acts as waste recycler.

Together with members of the Organic Plants extracurricular activity at SMPN 22 Malang, this group developed the maggot Black Soldier Fly as a decompiler of organic waste as well as a student learning medium. However, the problems encountered were many dead maggot flies and undeveloped pupae.

“We made a system that can reduce the possibility of maggot mortality. The temperature setting, humidity and light is one part that needs to be considered in addition to checking the type and amount of maggot feed, “said Annis Safira.

Annis Safira Nur Aulia along with five members; Femi Tasani, Muhammad Zainurrahman, I Wayan Wira Yuda, Mila Afidah Rahmah and Abdul Mudjib Sulaiman Wahid conducted a socialization program on how to cultivate good maggot to produce maximum compost. This socialization was held on Monday, September 14, 2020 via teleconference with Zoom application and was attended by 8 people including extracurricular activities.

“We are happy that friends at SMPN 22 Malang are very enthusiastic about the socialization activities. They actively ask about the ins and outs of maggot, “said one of the team representatives, Annis.

In addition, for the success of maggot cultivation, the team also created maggot cultivation guidebook and the BLAЄK PINTER application. “Through this application, the number of maggot deaths can be reduced. This application contains updates to the temperature and humidity around the maggot cage. There are also calculations for the amount of feed and maggots, phase calendars, video tutorials and guidebook, ”said the student of 2017 batch.

Annis also added that this program will continue and develop to achieve the target of abundant maggots and produce quality compost.

Not only as a decomposer, but maggot can be used as an alternative for bird and fish feed. This is because maggot contains 35% protein and 30% crude fat which is good for livestock growth. [annis / VQ/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]