How does the BioPod work?
Balanced, living soils are one of the key ingredients to a vibrant, healthy backyard garden. Like other home composters and food recycling units, the BioPod™ Plus produces biologically active compost referred to as Grub
Castings. However, what sets our system apart from other models is the speed at which digestion occurs. Instead of waiting 6-12 months to begin generating finished compost, you can have garden-ready grub castings in only a few weeks.
Though relatively small in quantity, this black-colored, friable material has the texture of dry, coffee grounds and is nutritious enough to be added directly to your potted plants and raised garden beds.
Grub castings and undigested residue is an excellent worm food and may be further enhanced by using redworms to fully process into valuable vermiculture castings. For every 100 lbs of food scraps added to the pod, approx. 5 lbsof grub castings are created (20:1 ratio).
Grub Leachate that seeps passively into the liquid catchment
section contains many trace elements and beneficial bacteria, and may be used as a soluble, ornamental plant fertilizer, provided it is diluted with
non-chlorinated water or rain water. This liquid may also be used as a powerful attractant of adult females to newly setup grub composters. Due to the acidic nature of the effluent and its high bacteria count, always were protective glasses and gloves when handling.
Soldier Grubs are the highly versatile and nutritious BSF prepupae are the coveted end product of the BioPod™ Plus. These beneficial larvae have a myriad of uses, and contain approx. 42% protein and 34% lipids (fat), with an impressive amino acid and mineral profile. Soldier grubs are so
userfriendly, they can be gathered and dispensed by a child’s hand - they
do not transmit harmful pathogens, stain clothes, or possess sharp barbs.
During auto crawl off, the mature prepupae naturally cleanse their entire
GI tract, so they are not going to poop while in your hand. They are
normally dry to the touch when harvested out of the
collection bucket, and do not have an offensive odor. If you start producing
more soldier grubs than your animals or hobby can consume, simply rinse off and freeze the extra – then use at your convenience. Always remember to allow some of the mature grubs to pupate and hatch out into adults so that the local population is sustained and magnified. Because food scraps can harbor nasty germs, always wash your hands after handling grubs that were raised on food waste. You may also rinse the grubs before using – this practice will not harm them whatsoever.
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