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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.
are any of you doing Bentley's tiny tub two worm challenge?
Posted by Claudia on January 6, 2015 at 6:57pm
This is an update on the discussion regarding vermicomposting Cellulose after "preprocessing" wood chips by millipedes. The millipedes that I mentioned were apparently recent arrivals from the Bahamas. Since they were non-natives and had little natural population control they were quite prolific.
Despite being very efficient at processing decaying organic material and especially wood chips, they were only a problem due to their high population levels.
Posted by J Bullock on December 14, 2014 at 7:13pm
Posted by maurice small on November 29, 2014 at 9:20pm
Got my worms a couple of weeks ago. Placed them in my wooden outdoor compost bin that was used during the summer. Left the cooled compost inside the bin and used that as the bottom bedding, placed the worms inside the bin and added some pumpkin chunks. Things where going good and I discovered that the worms enjoyed the pumpkin chunks.
Then winter decided it was time to show up and the temp decided to drop. So after monitoring the temp inside the bin for a couple of days I…Continue
Posted by shane on November 14, 2014 at 8:19pm