My story about worms and BSFL
I was excited about the idea of worms composting all my leftovers, so when I got a few hundred worms I made a nice box for them and then started tossing in the rinds/skins from watermelon and cantaloupe and mangos and whatever else the kids were eating.
Of course, it was far too much, and I learned about BSFL. Because overnight the box was full of them. It's true. You can literally hear them eating your food. And I could throw in as much as I wanted...the problem was the box turned into a sticky gooey mess. The poor worms were all stuck huddling in a corner in the box.
I was thinking maybe I should be a BSFL breeder, but they are just creepy. So I shredded up ALOT of cardboard (turns out my low budget PX1000 shredder could handle it) and mixed it all in with the icky muck in the box. Equally importantly, I stopped feeding them.
I checked the box a week later. All the BSFL are still there, but not moving. But the worms! They are everywhere! I'm thinking that the BSFL broke the food down and once I made the environment more livable for the worms, the worms threw a party.
As a test, I threw in some more watermelon and the BSFL 'woke up' and went back to work.
So I'm not sure what path to take right now. Get the maggots to break it down and let the worms at it? Or just feed them with much more moderation and let them live together in harmony. If I find a good solution I'll post it later.