Recycling maggots

2019-03-07 06:12:04

By Barry Fox Paul Oliver of Texas has found the perfect way to make organic compost from municipal waste, and feed animals at the same time (WO 99/42559). The refuse is spread thinly and seeded with fly larvae, which binge on the humid, putrescent waste for a few days, making compost. The maggots are removed from the compost by shining infrared lamps on the waste—but from one side only. This makes the larvae uncomfortable, so they crawl to the opposite side,