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Started by Milt Jan 23.
Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Keith Reber Apr 8, 2015.
Here I will mention that previously I had only to raise the lid and note the number of worms coming to the top of the chamber. This would then allow me to consider what may be the cause of their trouble. I had for a number of days lifted the lid and there seemed no problem in this direction,
I began to be aware of a slight smell within the garage, a few more days and this became more powerful! I found the source of the smell: a large number of worms were found shrivelled in the…Continue
Before I begin I want to say that as a previous novice I found that references to bedding somewhat baffling. The reason was that no distinction was made between the bedding used in starting off a wormery and that used to cover the wormery contents. Perhaps the prefix of lower and top might be used to avoid any confusion? Please feel free to comment.
More of my MK4 experiences:
As I previously stated when the worms are not happy they begin to rise up the inner walls, their…Continue
Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on October 11, 2015 at 2:10am
The moist atmosphere within the cabinet had been overlooked.
The opening for the ventilator in the lid, which is partly of steel, began to rust. The rust was cleaned up and car underseal applied.
Non of the worms were found to have suffered!
Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on August 27, 2015 at 7:11am
Here I wish to explain my MK4 wormery. The main chamber of which is the insulated cabinet. I was looking for a deep freezer cabinet, a fridge would have had fittings for milk bottles!. The one I found was approx. a 2ft cube...The back was cut out by using a Stanley pad saw from inside the cabinet. (It was a Necht N1 that had been dumped minus the compressor). That done I made a wooden frame to take the rods, the cabinet now sits on the frame which is 1 1/4in wide all round. The door now…Continue
I'm giving out money to honor artwork about composting worms.
~ HOW to win? Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog. To…Continue
I am awaiting my worm's arrival. I have prepared shredded paper and gathered kitchen scraps. I have a container of baked and powdered egg shells. I am just about ready.
However, I look at my bin which is a 2x3 tank 18" deep and wonder if I want to drill holes in the bottom. I have heard that they are not actually necessary but so many people are doing it. For now I am going to bypass this step.
12:20 MDST - La Luz, NM - USA:
EH cocoons arrived late this morning - picked out 6 yellow cocoons, placed in 3 individual containers marked 1 - 2 - and 3 -- 6.5 US Quart or 6.1 Liter & placed 1 cocoon in number 1 bin and marked it 1, placed 2 cocoons in 2nd bin, marked 2, and 3 cocoons in 3rd marked number3, with appropriate amount of bedding first .
The goal is to hatch the cocoons removing all worms except for the same amount of original amount of cocoons. And watch time…
Posted by Christopher Loew on April 24, 2015 at 1:41pm
how does one start a new bin for mail-order Euro's cocoons (100) there will be nothing but the cocoons, no worms, so how does one start this bin -
what and when to add anything more -
what should be waiting as food for them as newly "born" -
what to feed them as they grow older -
call me an optimist - this is my experiment to see how long it takes, hatch-ling percentage, survival rate and population increases - as long as I am composting I need to do something…Continue
Posted by Christopher Loew on April 11, 2015 at 5:00pm
This is a question and an experiment log...
What is the food that will draw European Night-crawlers most quickly, within 1 to 4 days? Please do post your personal experiences with foods that they come to within 1 to 4 days.
Right now, I'm interested in this food experiment, but ultimately, I'd like to figure out how to draw some of the biggest worms into a small area for "quick picking", so if you have personal experience with that please do post about it.