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Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been busy with other things and the worms really do seem to need very little attention.
Since my last post near the end of June, I've done my 6th, 7th, and 8th feedings. I have usually been feeding about once every 7 to 10 days, but a couple of times I have waited 2 full weeks. My last 3 feedings have averaged 83 oz. I have added some rock powder each time, and also more of the beneficial parasitic nematodes…Continue
Posted on August 18, 2010 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments
I did my 5th feeding yesterday (6/24/10 - 74 oz), added more Rock Dust, and added more Beneficial Parasitic Nematodes [Steinernema carpocapsae] to control Fungus Gnat larvae.
Oh, I also did a thorough cleaning of all of the windows in the guest bedroom where my bin is located. There were squished fungus gnats all over and dead ones all over the radiator covers (they are prolific little buggers).
The population of fungus gnats seems to have decreased, and now…Continue
Posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:38am — 1 Comment
Posted on June 15, 2010 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments
Well, I didn't even make it to the one-month mark without a problem with fungus gnats. I've been reading previous posts on the topic to get ideas on how to get rid of them.
1.) Somewhere I read that you should leave the bin uncovered for a few days to bring down the moisture level. So, I've had it uncovered since this past Tue.
2.) I tried putting an apple cider vinegar trap right down on top of the bin, but I've only caught about 3 or 4…Continue
Posted on June 10, 2010 at 5:01am — 5 Comments