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You've created a drone fly nursery! These are the rat tailed larvae of drone flies - they love stagnant, contaminated water, specially if its got faeces or manure or rotting organic material in it, the more stinky the better. I hope that's not your bath in the house... more info in the link below http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/03/19/rat-tailed-maggot/ ...


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There are a number of theoretical benefits of Actively Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) over compost tea "brewed" simply by steeping compost in water. - however it is important to note there are a number of studies that find no benefit to its use. From Rutgers: Aerated Compost Tea is created by putting high quality compost into water and adding nutrients to ...


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As the link you provided indicates, the compost materials being added are generally too wet and the excess water cannot be eliminated by the normal fermentation process. The result is an anaerobic fermentation (not enough air in the mix) which produces harmful substances rather than beneficial compost tea. As the documentation says, add dry materials to your ...


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Compost is created when bacteria and fungi break down the organic material, so when you have a finished batch of compost, you have a huge amount of these soil microbes. From reading "Teaming with Microbes" I learned that plants are greatly dependent on soil bacteria and fungi for protection from pathogens and for nutrients. The idea behind compost tea is ...


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