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 Pod is full - Advice Please on Best Way to empty & start new 
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Post Pod is full - Advice Please on Best Way to empty & start new
Hello There Folks, My Pod is full to overflowing and have made an improved pod. I have started my new pod off with egg masses collected daily from my old pod using old banana to feed the hatchlings. Question : I want to shovel out the old pod but it is still chock full of juvenile grubs that I would prefer to keep rather than dump in my garden - Any advice please? PS Flies keep laying in the old pod.

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:11 am
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Post Re: Pod is full - Advice Please on Best Way to empty & start
Lucky are BSF active all year at your location? In North America they are seasonal and are inactive in winter. Bins should be free of larvae at this time and can be emptied.

If BSF are always active where you are you might have to enclose the bin somehow to prevent the flies any access to lay their eggs. Susan in Hawaii had a similar problem (link)

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 am
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Post Re: Pod is full - Advice Please on Best Way to empty & start
Good Morning and thanks for your prompt advice. Yes we are in the tropics here in Cairns so active all year round. I will take your advice & lock out adult egg - laying flies.

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Phil


Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:49 pm
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