Earthworm compost fail

I just went out and turned the worm bin for the first time in 2 weeks.

There’s not a worm in sight. None. This bin started with at least 200 earthworms. Now there are none.

There are hundreds of these larvae, which I think are soldier fly larvae. There are also tons of regular fly maggots, earwigs, and little flying cockroaches. Now, I know that soldier fly larvae are useful in many ways, but I don’t have chickens or tilapia… I need compost. The bin doesn’t smell bad, there’s no anaerobic rotting, it’s perfectly moist like a wrung sponge… I think I should just leave it be for now.

When we get back I think I’m just going to go ahead and construct the big pallet compost bins like these. I need a lot of compost now, and I’m going to need a ton in the next couple of years.

So, anyone need a bunch of chicken food?

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