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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 and micro perforations may be present. These will not affect functionality or performance.
5 year on parts** and manufacturing defects but designed to last decades.
** 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: Pods will be manufactured in small batches for 2023. Production is continual, albeit slower due to production complexity. Shipping time has be reduced considerably (1-2 weeks). If you don't mind waiting a bit, please feel free to submit your order and we will place you in the queue!
These ship 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.
Each coir mesh pad lasts 1 active season and will need to be replaced each year. If you cannot find a local supplier of coir, jute or hemp fiber mesh pads, please feel free to order extra pads below. The perforated drainage plate can be used as a template to cut more pads, should you find some mesh locally. Coffee bean bags work great as well !
We do have some barebones BioPod units that are different colors (only 3 left: WHITE, LIGHT GRANITE, DARK GRANITE). These are bodies ONLY. If someone just wants that part for DYI or research projects, please message us. The cost to ship is around the same due to dimensions. The cost for the body (we include a perforated poly base plate) is only $85. Please reach out of you are interested.
We occasionally have 'seconds' that we offer for $100 (all parts included) - message us for and we can send some pictures.