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was this experiment followed through with or did it just fade away?
I still would not feed my worms anything that I would not eat.
ughhh, you must eat some interesting things LOL
I've wormed my horse a couple of times in the past 9 months I've been vermicomposting. I vermicompost 44kg manure/day. With such a huge amount of manure, it might have diluted the effects some, but I started in Feb 2011 with one kg worms and now have around 80kg. So..... it doesn't seem to have affected me seriously. So far.....
synelg, how did you figure out the weight of your worms? Even just in my RM bins, my estimate is ALWAYS off. How I know this? Because I did the dump and sort afterwards and it's always been less than my estimate.
""44kg manure/day"" From how many horses? What did you do with the manure before you were VC-ing?
Wish I have easy access to horse manure.
I estimate the kg by how much manure they're using. I usually collect from 2 horses, although there are several more I can collect from. However, 2 horses produce around 44kg of manure/day. I know from my home bins that they go through maybe a half of their body weight/day of manure, so if they are going through 44kg/day at the paddock, then I assume I've got around 88kg of worms, and increasing exponentially every day!
Before I VC'd, the manure just got harrowed into the paddocks.
"they go through maybe a half of their body weight/day of manure" Finally someone whose worms do that. That's really amazing how they get to 88kg. in 9 months. Congratulations.
Never knew that horses make so much manure. The lady I picked up manure from at one time, cleaned up after 2 horses since they're in a residential area. No wonder she's so slim, lol.