Black soldier fly larvae composting is a quick form of composting that produces larvae for feeding fish and fowl.
The second generation of the bucket composter features everything needed for efficient BSF composting on a small scale. The surface area of this design is relatively small which means that you won’t be able to use this unit to process large quantities of waste. My main goal for this design is that of an introductory BSF unit which people can use to learn about black soldier fly larvae behavior and about how to keep a colony in balance. I process only a few ounces of waste per day in this unit and under optimal conditions it might handle one pound (.4kg) per day. A few advantages of a small unit is that it can easily be moved as you find the best location, and there is less temptation to overload it with food scraps, something that I believe is a very common mistake. When you’re ready to try a larger unit you can apply the same construction methods on a larger container or use your knowledge of BSF to design your own.