Re: Does this set up sound like it will work?
I designed my bin after NWRedworms in his youtube post "How to set up and run a black soldier fly larvae bin".
Here's the video
It's got drainage. I'm now going to put lava rocks (aprox 2-3" diameter) on the bottom 6 inches or so, then hardware cloth (to keep the rest of the stuff 'up'. Then a combination of coconut choir and peat moss. Then larvae. Does this sound like it will work?
It should work. Keep in mind that the success of drainage depends a lot on what's put into the bin. Some food waste can result in frass with a consistency of heavy mud which will not drain very well at all. Commercial operations choose their feed stock carefully to avoid this.
To give credit where it's due I believe Brian Travis (Tarvus) was the first to come up with a double ended ramp design with his "Bug Barracks"(link
). It had an open bottom which sat directly on the ground.