Newest Breakthrough Technology
BioPodTM Plus (video) is the latest technology to hit the home composting market. Almost a decade of R&D, combined with thorough testing on 3 different continents, has produced the next generation of bioconversion units.
Uber-Fast Composting: 24-36 hours
While many compost bins can take 6-12 months to break down their contents into usable humus, the BioPodTM Plus eliminates most of your food scraps in as little as 1-2 days using a naturally occurring, beneficial organism traditionally found in many compost and worm bins. The BioPod™ Plus optimizes the instinctual
abilities of this species, rapidly creating a live feed (for fish, chickens, and herptiles (reptiles and amphibians)) more valuable than ordinary compost.
The Future of Recycling: Prota™ Composting
This enhanced form of composting is referred to as Prota™ Composting, the method by which valuable molecules, specifically proteins and lipids, are recycled back into living feed in the form of usable biomass. The signature decomposer is Hermetia illucens (BSFL), a harmless, native arthropod that does not sting, bite or transmit disease. The juvenile form of these robust recyclers is referred to as Soldier Grubs and the device in which they reside is called a Grub Composter.
Valuable Finished Products: 5:1 Production Rate
A working BioPodTM Plus can easily handle the daily food scraps produced by a large family – up to 5 lbs/day. It even digests manure (animal and human, dump your Jenkins Toilet here). For every 100 lbs of kitchen scraps you will obtain approx. 5 lbs of friable castings (perfect feed for a worm composter), a few quarts of nutritious compost tea, and approx. 15-20 lbs of self-harvesting Soldier Grubs – which are the ultimate live food for fish, exotic pets, and poultry.
Complements Existing Compost & Worm Bins
The BioPodTM Plus is not designed for yard waste, but it will keep the critters out of your compost bin by diverting all the food scraps away from your active pile. The remaining compost mixture serves as the perfect worm bin food, allowing you to make voluminous quantities of nutritious vermi-castings faster than stand-alone redworm systems.
GREAT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & POSTERITY
Divert and digest all of your food scraps from the garbage bin, insinkerator, or compost pile
Helps reduce your carbon footprint by reusing your garbage
Family-Friendly: provide your kids with an education in sustainability, science, recycling and organic gardening
Designed to be naturally seeded by female Hermetia adults present locally (or by the addition of starter grubs)
GREAT FOR THE GARDENER & HOBBY FARMER
Re-capture the valuable lipids, simple sugars and proteins found in your kitchen waste back into usable food for pets, domesticated animals and wildlife
Use the rich, friable compost (grub castings) in the greenhouse, potted plants or garden
The remaining, undigested material (mostly composting plant material) serves as the ultimate worm bin food – add it to a worm bin and produce worm castings faster than normal
For harvesting smaller grubs, an electric heating pad may be utilized to encourage premature crawl off of juveniles
Beneficial soldier grubs are self-separating, auto-harvesting, robust, hardy, indigenous, easy-to-store, dry-to-the-touch in pupal stage, and a highly nutritious animal feed
Use the liquid tea as a nutritious plant fertilizer or as a means of attracting adult females to a second pod
Freeze your excess grub harvest for use in winter months
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The BioPod Plus Grub Composter $169:
These starter kits include approximately 800-1000 live Black Soldier Fly juveniles (‘Soldier Grubs’) and are recommended for those who wish to begin their units earlier in the season or who live in regions of the country where native populations of adults may not be present. The grubs in the picture are mature individuals and indicative of what your crawl off will resemble. Younger juveniles are cream colored and noticeably smaller. These grubs are NOT sterile and are capable of reproduction.