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By Jonty

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Nz

I've seen a response to a question regarding wood lice in compost bins which seems to be normal, but I also have very small white larvae present ... would these be wood lice larvae or should I be concerned that it may be something else?



This is normal. It takes months for a compost to rot down and all the creatures in it help this process. You couldn't keep every insect, slug or snail out so just let it do its thing.

22 Sep, 2013


If they're woodlouse young, they should have six pairs of legs. Chances are your larvae are something altogether different, but if you've had food waste in there (scraps from the kitchen other than peelings) its likely that flies will have laid eggs and these are their larvae.

22 Sep, 2013

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