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Christy Olson
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  • Portales, NM
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When did you start composting with worms?
August 4, 2007
What do your worms like to eat?
Avacodos, Celery leaves, and Pumpkin
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Worms
What worm bins do you use?
Rubbermaid Totes and a large outdoor bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
6
About Me:
I am a Air Force wife and mother. When we are stationed someplace where I can work, I am a Zoo Keeper. I have Moved my worms accross country a couple of times and plan on staying put for a few years. I am expecting my second son in October so my worming has slowed down this summer.

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Hamster Bedding

I disscussed with others the possibility of adding my son's used hamster bedding to my worms in December. I have finnally put some in. I did soak and rinse the paper bedding. I wanted to rinse off some of the urine and I wanted to wet it before I added it to the bin. I do not have drainage holes so I worry about too much or too little water in the bin. I added the bedding two days ago.…





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Posted on January 6, 2009 at 9:08am

School Program

My son, Dallas, is 5 years old and in Preschool this year. He loves my worms and tries to save everything for them. Sometimes I think he colors new pictures just so he can add more paper to our bin. So it didn't surprise me when he asked me to show his friends at school how worms eat everything. After talking to his teachers and setting up a really small system at home, we introduced 20 five year olds to vermicomposting. Here is a picture of my small bin at home.…







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Posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:04am — 2 Comments

Starting out.

I have had my little friends for over a year now. When I worked at Bear Country USA, in SD we used vermicomposting to disposed of our food waste. They were so amazing (10 - 15 of waste a week in my dept.) that I had to set up a small bin at home. My husband and friends could not believe that I would bring worms home to keep. Over time they have become part of our lives - just like our recycling bin. We moved them cross country with us last spring and will do so again in March.



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Posted on December 11, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:46pm on July 8, 2009, Shd.Shltt. said…
Hi i would like to know more about your mother worm &rabbits conjunction system .I have expanded business in rabbits raising (500 does ),if u do not mind ,favor me any practical information to raise red worms under my rabbits cages .Lastly ,hope you accept my add request in this site in order to get more options of sharing .Best wishes
At 7:45am on July 10, 2009, Shd.Shltt. said…
Thanks for your respond.I am located in Egypt (middle east ) ,i raise New Zealand &Californian rabbits breeds .In fact,i spent the last year trying to raise red worms under rabbits cages.But i was unlucky ,the main two factors inhibite success were the urine and getting the starter worms from confirmed source.Best regards
At 7:58am on July 10, 2009, Shd.Shltt. said…
What i mean by getting worms from confirmed source ,is to ensure the species of them and their suitability for composting.Most bait shops here have on ideas about the species of worms they deal in .They just sell them for fishing .However i am a biologist by graduation ,it is not easy to me to differentiate between these related species,in fact the vermi activities here are rare although their potential markets here ,so i depend mainly on the online informations.
At 6:45pm on November 13, 2010, Andrew from California said…
Welcome back to the forum, Christy. Glad to see you're still vermicomposting.

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