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Post  jimmy cee on 10/18/2015, 11:40 am

I found a mess of these yesterday while transferring my piles.
They were on the lower section of a 4 foot high pile in case that's any bearing.
Resembles a larger darker meal worm
Any ideas ?
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Post  jimmy cee on 10/18/2015, 11:43 am

I think it's the black soldier fly larva
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Post  sanderson on 10/18/2015, 2:14 pm

I have gotten those in the free range worm box when using fruits and veggies in building the compost pile. I put the pits with flesh in the worm box and those guys have them stripped clean in now time. Noisy and boisterous eaters.

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Post  yslow on 10/25/2015, 8:30 am

My compost has a lot of Maggots. What should i do?  thinking
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/25/2015, 9:00 am

I wouldn't get too worried about it unless it stinks or there are flies or other bothersome bugs being produced from the maggots/grub/whatever. As long as they are helping make compost, and staying in their place, and not producing pests, no biggie, IMO.
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