This do-it-yourself design is fairly simple to build, and I suggest that anyone who was thinking of building my bucket composter should build this unit instead. With a 5 gallon (19 liter) working capacity it’s larger than the bucket, and the ramp and drainage systems are much better.
Update: July 2013 Below is a photo of my new design that I think is easier to build and more efficient than the bucket design that was pictured when I first wrote this post. I will leave this page online because the link has been shared so many times, but I highly encourage everyone to build the new composter. You…
This year our starter kit contains 1000 black soldier fly larvae of various sizes and 3000 eggs. For the price that represents an excellent value in terms of the number of BSF, and I also believe that combining eggs, juvenile larvae and mature larvae is a more effective strategy for jump starting a BSF unit.
I’m a bit behind in posting these videos but I’m trying to keep a running record of my progress with this do-it-yourself black soldier fly bucket composter.
Here are two videos I made to introduce the new version of the do-it-yourself BSF bucket composter. I plan on making more videos as I operate this unit through the summer.