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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 0.6 cm thick
Digestion Capacity: maximum of 5 lbs (2.2 kg) per day
Food scraps (including meat / fat / dairy) from 4-6 adults
15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into mature grubs
5% bioconversion of scraps into undigested residue + frass
Main Body Volume: 10 gallons / 38 liters
Harvest Bucket Volume: 2 gallons / 7.5 liters
4 kg or 8.8 lbs empty
Pod: Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium density polyethylene resin
Perforated Drainage Plate - polypropylene resin
Drainage Connector - nylon
Mesh Drainage Pad - natural coir (coconut husk fiber)
Metal Hardware - stainless steel
Topper: un-dyed burlap fabric
QUANTITY / PARTS
1 main body, 1 harvest bucket,
1 rectangular outer lid, 1 inner circular convenience lid
perforated drainage plate, mesh drainage pad *, drainage kit, burlap
* pad can be poly or natural materials depending on availability
Light taupe (weathered grayish-brown-stone)
Time Required: approx. less than 15 minutes (single person)
Tools Needed: screwdriver, socket wrench
or small, standard wrench to install drainage connector **
** The 3/4" drainage part that connects to the main body can be difficult to attach on the new, thinker pods. To improve installation, you may slightly increase the diameter of the hole with a 3/4" drill bit.
Food scrap recycling / bioconversion at the residential level
Raising native soldier grubs
Digestion of solid pet waste
Turn-key unit includes all parts
Dual migration ramps for auto-harvesting into collection bucket
Drainage plate allows liquids to passively seem into liquid catchment area
Top grub barrier lid minimizes escapees
Roto-molded in the USA
Manufactured in North Carolina by Tar River Trading Post, LLC
Developed and designed in Texas by Prota Culture, LLC
The parts from each pod are hand cut, so there are subtle variations from unit to unit. Do to the nature of the source resin and its pathway through the fabrication process, minor blemishes, nicks and colorized contaminants are present throughout the molded parts. Minor imperfections may be present. These will not affect functionality.
5 year on parts and manufacturing defects but designed to last a decade or more.
** mesh pad (poly or coir) lasts approximately 1 year and will need to be replaced annually
The BioPod Plus is a convenient way to recycle your kitchen scraps and restaurant leftovers into valuable feed - an excellent choice for your fish, chickens, bullfrogs and backyard songbird feeders. Utilizing the larvae stage of the native Black Soldier Fly, these devices are an efficient way of bio-converting your food scraps into living biomass, without the time consuming task of separating the grubs from the active pile. Mature grubs auto-separate from the active pile via crawl off ramps and collect in the handled harvest bucket. Advanced drainage system helps maintain aerobic conditions by separating liquid effluent from pod contents. Liquids are easily dispensed from external fittings.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
USERS MANUAL & OPERATIONAL GUIDE
PLEASE NOTE: These are in stock and ready to ship - you may now submit an order below. We apologize for the shortages and delays this year. We are fabricating slower and in less quantities due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, our US manufacturing costs have rising approx. 45% since last year, but we are determined to keep production onshore.
We normally ship out within 1-3 business days via Fedex Ground. We can only ship to the lower 48 states using the buttons below. For a shipping quote on multiple units or for deliveries outside the continental US, please contact us. Thank you! TRTP
BioPod Plus unit will begin shipping out the week of May 3. Thanks for your patience while we fabricated another batch. Any new orders will start shipping out the follow week (it will take us at least a week to ship out all of the pending orders). TRTP