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Soldier Fly Larvae: Should I Be Concerned?


July 20, 2016

I recently started composting using an Urban Compost Tumbler.  Recently I have found soldier fly larvae in the bowel I have under the tumbler.   I believe the are exiting from the air tube at the bottom of the tumbler.  I researched the web regarding the pro/con of this development but I would appreciate your advise.


Answer by JZ: To the best of my knowledge, soldier fly larvae are not harmful to the composting process. They are detritivores, actually helping the process.

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