You are wonderful, AS!
Who else would have thought it? I was busy being all creeped out and you think about a special compost (bin? jar? whatever) for them.
Too bad I didn't read your post a little bit ago. I was going to feed my worms any way, so I dug through the best I could and found 4 more of the larvae. I just pitched them out by the bird feeders, where I thought they might become high protein bird food.
It might be a little beyond my current level of appreciating all things natural to keep a jar full of flies and maggots and feed them! Though I understand and admire the sentiment.
I of course don't know if there are more in there that I haven't found yet. If I find more later, maybe
I will reconsider.
But the worms seem to be doing well and the food keeps disappearing. No more little flies came out this time and it continues to have no odor but damp fall leaves.
I do eat some cheese and dairy. It doesn't usually create any leftovers. If there is a little end of cheese that gets moldy or something, I just throw it in the compost bucket. But I'm being very selective about what goes in the worm bin, just coffee grounds, potato peels and the best stuff from the bucket. A lot is still going out to the outdoor pile.
I'm enjoying the worm bin experiment... BSF's and all. But nobody tell MH who still hasn't discovered the bin.
If MH knew about the BSF's, the bin would probably have been pitched outdoors by now...