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sassyjvg
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Red Worm Bin Producing Maggots

Hello all, I'm trying my hand at vermicomposting so I bought a pound of worms and set up their bin accordingly . I threw in half-rotted apple approximately a week ago and now I'm seeing tiny white maggots in the bin and some fruit flies flew out(eww). Im wondering if I should remove it immediately or slice off the critters and return the remainder of the apple, and if this is going to be a continuing issuse that comes with :oops: vermicomposting. BTW, should I be concerned about clearing out any remainding maggots?
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cynthia_h
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This thread from almost two years ago *exactly* may answer some of your questions:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=48205

(Make sure you aren't eating or drinking anything when you start reading it, though; I didn't have the benefit of such advice....)

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

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