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I have a small colony of BSF active in my worm bins. Have found they are difficult to displace and the end product in the bin is not the same as it used to be as it gets more moist at the bottom of the bin.
Have been reading Dr Paul Olivers findings about the potential benifits of having these characters in your worm bins.
I have found that overall the BSF are dormant during the winter months here in Japan but were thriving right through the hottest 4 months of July, August and September here in Japan, We had had the hottest summer on record in 2010
For the winter months, My worm bin has a water heater keeping a steady temperature through the winter in part of the bin at 20.C.That is where some of the BSF tended to concentrate this winter. The worms were very active in this period.
This summer weather was not great fun for the worms but the BSF were in their prime.
BSF do make the plastic Can O worms bin I have get very moist and this could have caused problems. For a while I found worms concentrating at the top and bottom of the bin. Adding plenty of cardboard bedding and taking out some of the BSF seemed to calm the worms down. The plus side of their presence is that I was able to process alot more food waste in the bin this year at a quicker rate.
What are folks opinions on these fellow food munchers?