Separating crawling creatures from compost


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Hello,

this morning I've harvested in a bucket about 3kg of compost from my compost pile, but I've noticed quite a lot of crawling creates (a lot of rollypollys, some slugs, very few worm, centipedes even one black soldier fly). I've tried to screen the compost roughly but I'm sure there are still some creatures in it.

I wouldn't like transferring some slugs into my planter, so maybe I will try to flood the bucket with water so the creatures may escape.

Is there any recommended way to avoid harvesting this little animals together with the compost?

Regards, Mauro
 
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You could get a large piece of cardboard and spread the compost out on it. Leave it in the sun for about an hour. The crawlies will either escape or become bird food. Win-win!! (y)
 
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...Eggs. Usually just go dormant in ~dry conditions. Will hatch in nice clean, warm house. Spouse may notice.
 

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