Top Diameter (outer): 44"
Bottom diameter (outer): 34"
Body Height: 26.8" tall
Digestion Capacity: 20-25 lbs of mixed food scraps per day
Food scraps may include meat, oils and dairy
15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into mature grubs
Up to 5% undigested residue combined with castings
11.7 Cubic Feet / 87.3 US Gallons
24 lbs empty
Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium density polyethylene resin
QUANTITY / PARTS
SETUP / ASSEMBLY
Time Required: approx. 30-60 minutes
Tools Needed: 1/2" drill bit
Place on level surfaces only
Unit must be sheltered from direct sunlight and precipitation
Additional recommended materials listed in E-manual
Food scrap recycling
Raising soldier grubs
Digestion of pet waste
Mature grubs (dark-colored) self-harvest using dual migration ramps
Auto-collection via portal to collection receptacle of your choice
Flexible placement and elevation using bricks, blocks, pallets or timbers
Top grub barrier lip mitigates escape
Durable poly-resin allows for decades of use
10+ years of product development and testing
Central uncut, drainage at bottom maximizes placement flexibility
Manufactured in North Carolina and developed with pride in Texas
5 year warranty (but designed to last a lifetime)
1 Pallet can hold up to 12 nested pods
Method of transit is Fedex Freight (CLASS 70)
Time before shipping: 2-3 days (when in stock)
Time in transit: 3-8 days, depending on zone
Pallet size: 45 x 45" - variable height
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Prosumer / Homestead ProtaPod Composting System: 4 foot polyethylene tubs (bodies only). These large pods have the bioconversion capacity of approx. 5 of the smaller BioPod Plus units and can accept approx. 20-25+ lbs per day. These updated units do NOT include the old metal stand and problematic drainage filter jars from our GEN I design.
If you have a source of food waste (raw or cooked), offal, coffee grounds or brewer's mash, you can quickly offset your purchases of store-bought feed by growing huge quantities of grubs for your chickens or fish. Self-reliance meets sustainability meets recycling meets insect farmer!
These are similar in design to the old GEN I bodies, but with some enhancements, including drainage support improvements, a new top grub barrier lip and more robust crawl off ramps.
These pods bodies are now made to order and available for DIY setups in limited quantities only. We can now nest up to 12 pods on a single pallet. Use matala, perforate poly plates or coir fiber mats with gravel underneath to promote continuous bottom drainage. In order to maintain maximum flexibility with both imperial and metric plumbing fixtures, we no longer pre-drill the bottom drainage hole(s). A comprehensive 30+ User's Guide & Operations E-Manual is available at no additional cost.
If you are ordering one or more of the larger pods, we now include a no-charge "Setup and Operational Support" conference call so that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. All that we ask is that you read the manual ahead of the meeting.
USERS MANUAL & OPERATIONAL GUIDE