Is there anything I can't put into my BSFL compost?

musicalbeardies

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Onyx
Hello,

I am in the process of building a BSFL compost bin. This in part to produce compost and reduce food waste, and to feed my pets (chickens, geckos, and beardie of course.)

This bin will house and feed the larva until they crawl up into a top container to pupate. They will then turn into the flies, mate in the compost bin, and voila, a self sustaining feeding operation.

However, my concern is about what I CANT compost. Most people who compost with BSFL say they will eat literally anything, but I know that some insects can become toxic if they ingest certain foods (tomato hornworms for example - toxic if they ingest tomatoes).

Should I only feed the BSFL what is safe for my pets? Or will they not become toxic?

Any advice would be great, thanks!
 

Claudiusx

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What they eat will play a large role in the nutrients they provide to your dragon. I would stay away from the plants that we know to be toxic.

-Brandon
 

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SkittlesK

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Kamo
They can eat a pizza but I'm not sure if they can eat a pizza and then you could feed it to your dragon...
I think there's tomato paste in a lot of pizzas with marinara sauce.

Whatever your feeding the bugs your essentially feeding the dragon.
 

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