BioPod Plus Grub Grower from Food Waste

$208.00

Recycle your kitchen scraps into free, nutritious soldier grubs for your flock.

SKU: mhf_biopod_plus Categories: ,

Description

Virtually harmless to pets, humans and wildlife, this native arthropod does not spread disease, cannot bite or sting, and will not annoy you at backyard picnics! Grub Composting for live feed for your poultry and herps too!.

A working BioPod Plus can easily handle the daily food scraps produced by a large family – up to 5 lbs per day. It can even digest pet feces and most kinds of manure. For every 100 lbs of kitchen scraps you will get 5 lbs of friable compost, a few quarts of nutritious compost tea, and approx. 15-20 lbs of self-harvesting grubs – which are the freshest fish, herp, and bird food.

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Features

Hinges provide a means to easily open the rectangular main lid using the front handle

Pair of angled, 40˚ migration ramps allow for natural migration of grubs. Inner edge of 2″ wide ramps possess a raised lip to guide grubs and optimize auto-crawl-off. Ramps lead to harvest slit at top which overhangs the entry chute of the harvest bucket.

Covered harvest bucket auto-collects grubs for simple, no-hassle separation. Bucket fits snugly into body and features: a drip channel that diverts condensation and precipitation away from the contents, a carrying handle to remove unit from body while providing a means of gripping while pouring out grubs, an air port slot to keep grubs from suffocating, and a top entry chute when the grubs fall.

Convenience lid easily pivots, allowing for quick dumping of food scraps,while shielding top ventilation portal – critical for aeration and egg laying

Heavy duty, weather-resistant construction ensures long life span, protection of colony from the elements and multi-year use

Fresh air enters through bucket slit, passively flowing through entry chute in bucket, which leads to the harvest slot in body and exits at convenience lid – continually providing a source of fresh air

Compact design is ideal for shade gardens and patios – compatible with forest, rural, suburban and urban settings

Passive drainage of compost tea occurs through the permeable drainage pad and perforated drainage plate, allowing liquids to flow freely into collection area, helping to maintain aerobic conditions

Sturdy drainage plate physically separates active colony from liquid catchment area, allowing liquid to pass through 0.5 cm holes

Faux stone appearance blends in naturally with landscaping

On pods produced in May 2011 and beyond, a Barrier Lip completely surrounds the top of the body. This new lip 1) improves efficiency by virtually eliminating escapees 2) provides pregnant females with additional egg laying surfaces and 3) helps direct migrating grubs into the harvest slit.

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Benefits

Divert and digest all food scraps from smelly garbage bin, kitchen insinkerator and open-air garden composter

Re-capture valuable lipids and proteins found in kitchen waste and manure, transforming them into usable live feed for domesticated animals, pets and wildlife

Friable compost may be used directly in the garden or as the ultimate worm bin food, producing casting faster than normal

Family-friendly system provides children with an education in sustainability, the cycle of life, and organic gardening

Helps reduce carbon footprint associated with food decay (and landfill methane production) by diversion and recycling

Actively feeding grubs secrete a natural fly repellent called a synomone (an interspecies, chemical communication that alerts and warns other kinds of flies to stay away)

Beneficial Soldier Grubs are self-separating, auto-harvesting, robust, prolific, hardy, indigenous, harmless, easy-to-store, simple to transport, dry to the touch in pupal stage, a convenient bait, and extremely nutritious!

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Spec's

Assembled Dimensions
26 1/2″ long x 15 1/2″ wide x 16″ Tall
9″ diameter of circluar top ventilation portal
Drainage Plate: 27 cm long x 44 cm wide x 0.3 cm thick

Functional Capacity
Digestion Capacity: maximum of 5 lbs (2.2 kg) per day
Food scraps (including meat) from 4-6 adults
15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into BioGrubs
5% bioconversion of scraps into dark, friable castings

Volume
Main Body Volume: 10 gallons / 38 liters
Harvest Bucket Volume: 2 gallons / 7.5 liters

Weight
3.9 kg or 8.6 lbs empty

Composition
Pod Parts – Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium density polyethylene resin
Drainage Plate (clear, perforated) – polypropylene resin
Drainage Pad (green, non-woven mesh) – polyester fiber
Drainage Connectors – nylon, PVC
Metal hardware – stainless steel

Quantity / Parts
1 body, 1 main lid kit, 1 inner convenience lid, 1 drainage pad / plate, 1 harvest bucket, 1 drainage connector

Color
Light taupe (weathered grayish-brown)

Assembly
Time Required: approx. less than 10 minutes (single person)
Tools Needed: socket wrench or small, standard wrench to install drainage connector

Usage
Food scrap recycling
Raising soldier grubs
Digestion of pet waste

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