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Tilde
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Location: Hurry-Cane, Florida USDA10/SZ25

Just keep waiting, the food goes away. :P

So I've got a bunch of soldier fly larvae (big suckers!) for now. And a couple of frogs(?).

If there are frogs in your compost IT IS NOT HOT ENOUGH (not that I have the volume or intention for heat).

No plans to contrap or set up a dry spot for larvae to hatch, so they'll just ... stop, die, whatever. I hate to just let them eat and die but I do not have the therbligs at the moment to contrap something for them to escape. Maybe if I make a bigger lid that REALLY doesn't let water in I'll hang something down in there along the walls they can climb up and finish morphing on/in/around in a dryish way.

Maybe SoFla is too wet for this particular composting experiment.

At least it all (including the front porch stealth composers) smell like DIRT!
USDA Zone 10, Sunset Zone 25, 16 feet above sea level, surrounded by chem-turfers.

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Frogs are probably chowing down on the all you can eat bug banquet. I was watching this huge jumping spider the other day getting flies in my compost bin.

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spread it out and let the birds feast on the bugs, buried the rest. small pot composting is not working out out there.

I'll plant something decorative in there in stead and go back to worms ....
USDA Zone 10, Sunset Zone 25, 16 feet above sea level, surrounded by chem-turfers.

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