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Black Soldier Fly larvae

(The Compost Pirahna)


We are now working with black soldier fly (BSF)and Black Soldier Fly larvae (BSFL) in our compost. There is a ton of information for me to get down on this subject and I will be posting some videos. When it comes to an efficient compost organism the BSFL are about the most efficient at eating/chewing 99% of what goes into the compost. We have the BIOPOD Plus that is specifically made for feeding/raising/harvesting the larvae. There are other options other than the BIOPOD, in a pinch a 5 gallon bucket can be used. Or build a bin like our second prototype you can order the instructions below.  


Our larvae are out for the rest of 2014. We are working to preserve live larvae through the winter for next years stock. We will update next year when they are available.


Build your own

Black soldier

fly larvae bin

BSFL bin instructions




w/in 24hr.








The black soldier fly compost machine


We do not currently carry on-hand stock of this item, if you would like to

pick  up this bin you can preorder here and we will call you when it comes

in. Pick up price is the same as shipped.

 1 BIOPOD Plus


free shipping

 2 BIOPOD Plus

 $174 each

free shipping

 3 BIOPOD Plus

 $164 each

free shipping



- Hingesprovide a means to easily open themain lidusing front handle

- Pair of angled, 40 degreemigration rampsallow for natural migration of grubs. Inner edge of 2″ wide ramps possess a raised lip to guide grubs and optimize auto-crawl-off. Ramps lead toharvest slitat top which overhangs the entry chute of the harvest bucket.

- Coveredharvest bucketauto-collects grubs for simple, no-hassle separation. Bucket fits snuggly intobodyand features a drip channel that diverts condensation and precipatation away from the contents, a carrying handle to remove unit from body while providing a means of gripping, an air port slot to keep grubs from suffocating, and an top entry chute when the grubs fall.

- Convenience lideasily pivots, allowing for quick dumping of food scraps,while shielding top ventilation portal – critical for aeration and egg laying

- Heavy duty, weather-resistant construction insures long life span, protection of colony from the elements and multi-year use

- Fresh air enters through bucket slit, passively flowing through entry chute in bucket, which leads to the harvest slot in body and exits at convenience lid – continually maintaining aerobic conditions

- Compact design is ideal for shade gardens and patios – compatible with rural, suburban and urban settings

- Passive drainage of compost tea occurs through permeabledrainage plate, allowing liquids to flow into collection area

- Sturdy drainage plate phyically separates active colony fromliquid catchment area, allowing liquid to pass through 0.5 cm holes

- Faux stone appearance blends in naturally with landscaping


- Divert and digest all food scraps from smelly garbage bin, kitchen insinkerator and open-air garden composter

- Re-capture valuable lipids and proteins found in kitchen waste and transform them into usable live feed for domesticated animals and wildlife

- Friable compost may be used in garden or as the ultimate worm bin food, producing casting faster than ever

- Family friendly system provides children with an education in sustainability, the cycle of life, and organic gardening

- Helps reduce carbon footprint associated with food scraps decay into methane in landfills by diversion and recycling

- Actively feeding grubs secrete a natural fly repellant called a synomone (an interspecies, chemical communication that alerts and warns other kinds of flies to stay away)

- Beneficial Soldier Grubs are self-separating, auto-harvesting, robust, prolific, hardy, indigenous, harmless, easy-to-store, simple to transport, dry to the touch in pupal stage, a convenient bait, and extremely nutritious!


26 1/2″ long x 15 1/2? wide x 16? Tall
9″ diameter of circluar top ventilation portal
Drainage Plate: 27 cm long x 44 cm wide x 0.3 cm thick

Digestion Capacity: maximum of 5 lbs (2.2 kg) per day
Food scraps (including meat) from 4-6 adults
15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into BioGrubs

5% bioconversion of scraps into dark, friable castings


1. Fresh, live Soldier Grubs
2. Black Friable Compost Residue
3. Liquid Tea Concentrate

Uses for Soldier Grubs
1. Bird & Wildlife Feeders (omnivore and carnivore species)
2. Reptile / Amphibian Food (Herps)
3. Fishing Bait (hooked in rear)
4. Small-scale Aquaculture / Aquaponics
5. Aquariums / Koi Ponds / Aquaponics – Live Food
6. Backyard Chickens / Poultry Feed
7. Creation of Starter Colonies
8. Beneficial Addition to Mixed Waste Compost Piles

Uses for Liquid Tea
1. Natural Filth Fly Repellent
2. Female Attractant for Restarting Colony
3. Liquid Plant Fertilizer (dilute 20:1)

1. Diversion of Biodegradable Kitchen Scraps
2. Pet Waste Digester (exclusive, feces only)
3. Food Waste Recycling – small office
4. Reduction of Organic Trash (10:1)
5. Improve quality of recyclables by pre-separation

Uses for Friable Black Compost

1. Gardening Amendments
2. Custom Soil blends
3. Vermiculture/Worm Bin Food
4. Indoor Houseplant Additive

Pod Parts – Pod Parts – Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium densitypolyethyleneresin
Drainage plate – polypropylene resin
Drainage connector – nylon
Metal hardware – stainless steel

Made with pride in Texas
1 year on parts and manufacturing defects

 The compost Pirahna!!!
Our first BSFL bin
BSFL bin Prototype #2
20" x 72" double ramp 6 times
capacity of the BIOPOD Plus
$135 (pick up only)
Must preorder (call or email)
Our BSF pupation bin