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  • Attleboro, MA
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Sharon Hollars commented on martha a cummins's blog post fruit flies
"FF larvae are usually about 1/16" when we first notice them, and can get to nearly 1/4" long.  This is not a scientific statement, just from my experience as a biology and zoology student, then teacher's assistant.  I…"
Jun 15, 2011
Sue commented on martha a cummins's blog post fruit flies
""pale yellow grains" What size are the "grains"? Could they be BSF larvae? Or just regular house flies'? I cant remember ever seeing FF larvae since they are so small."
Jun 15, 2011
Andrew from California commented on martha a cummins's blog post fruit flies
"Martha, click on the link below and scroll down to "Fruit flies". Unfortunately, I don't think there is an easy method to prevent or eradicate a fruit fly infestation. Banana peels are one of the major sources of FF eggs. I've…"
Jun 7, 2011
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fruit flies

I am avery new at this. I started my composter about a month ago.I now have fruit flies. is there a way to get rid of the flies? there seems to be these pale yellow grains all over the compost and sides and drain tray. are these fly eggs? thanks so much.  also I do not know if i am feeding enough or too much. there is always leftovers visible such as  small pieces of lettuce, chopped fruit, shredded paper rolls. the bin is getting heavy. the temp is between 64-68 degrees ,and moist. thank you…See More
Jun 7, 2011
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When did you start composting with worms?
March 2, 1959
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
farmers market
What do your worms like to eat?
bannanas lettuce and paper towel rolls
What kinds of worms do you have?
red worms
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
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fruit flies

I am avery new at this. I started my composter about a month ago.I now have fruit flies. is there a way to get rid of the flies? there seems to be these pale yellow grains all over the compost and sides and drain tray. are these fly eggs? thanks so much.  also I do not know if i am feeding enough or too much. there is always leftovers visible such as  small pieces of lettuce, chopped fruit, shredded paper rolls. the bin is getting heavy. the temp is between 64-68 degrees ,and moist. thank…
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