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Ok Im new and just getting started out of Orange,CA. I am jumping in with both feet.
My bins are home made out of 2" x 12" Douglas Fir Lumber with 3/4" plywood top and bottom. the interior & exerior is primed and painted with Latex Acrylic and all seams were caulked with siliocon. Hole have been drilled on sides and bottom for ventalation and drainage.
The Large Bin is 8' Long x 2' wide x 12" deep with a removable divider . This will house the 2000 red wigglers i have comming in next week. has 5" of bedding in it now.
The 2 smaller bins are 4' long x 2' wide x 12" deep. These two bins will house the 500 Africans I also have coming in next week.I am building a water pump heater system to keep these bins at the 78* reccomended for breading and composting. The bedding will be 7".
I was unable to find Michigan Peat Moss here in CA for my bedding. I am using a 50/50 mixture of Forest Humas and compost/steer manure. I sifted all bedding material with a 1/4" screen before adding to bins. My PH reading is 6.7 with a moisture reading of 30%. I have ordered 2 bags of Purina Earthworm Chow from a local feed store.
I ready for my real learning to start next week.