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Worm Composting Systems

Thought I'd start this to give new members a look at the various different setups that worm bins and composters can come in.Please post your Worm Composting Systems here. I will be posting mine soon!Continue

Started Sep 20, 2014

Is Vermicomposters Dead?
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It seems like the forum isn't as busy as it normally once was, seems like it's dying :( .Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel J Kline Jul 6, 2014.

Dermestids and Dry Composting?
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Could Dermestid beetles be used to dry compost some of the things [bread and such] that I don't want my worm bin to compost? If I do this I will be sure to post pictures of the process of building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dermy Jul 4, 2014.

How I Prepare Food Wastes
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Here is just a quick Tutorial on how I prepare my food wastes for my worm bin.1- Chop it up into little bits[the smaller the better in my opinion]2-Freeze it for 24-48 hrs [I do mine for longer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barb Jun 16, 2014.

 

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dermy replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Yeah it feels like this forum has died..... Too bad too it was probably the best Vermicomposting forum out there."
Sep 18, 2015
dermy replied to Milt's discussion Selective breeding
"I'd have to say the best method to get Worms to multiply is to have a good enviroment full of microganisms and such as well as properly preparing your food waste. I don't think you can skip a good Healthy Worm Bin For Population growth."
Mar 25, 2015
dermy posted a discussion

Worm Composting Systems

Thought I'd start this to give new members a look at the various different setups that worm bins and composters can come in.Please post your Worm Composting Systems here. I will be posting mine soon!See More
Sep 20, 2014
dermy added a discussion to the group Isopod users
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Isopod Army 2014

Just got seriously into Isopods again for some reason, I have around 70 adults and who knows how many little bitty babies. I plan to go out and get more too!Here is a quick pic, I have them in with my worms, but I plan to get them out and start an isopod composter:[url=http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/dermy66/media/IMG_3488_zps54ce4ece.jpg.html][img]…See More
Sep 20, 2014
dermy replied to Kate M's discussion Combining Worm Breeds
"I don't think they are compatible, as well Canadian night crawlers aren't meant for Vermicomposting."
Sep 13, 2014
dermy commented on dermy's blog post Vermy Bin 2014
"This bin is still going strong: Here is the Compost Levels![url=http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/dermy66/media/IMG_3209_zps795cf8dc.jpg.html][img]http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/dermy66/IMG_3209_zps795cf8dc.jpg[/img][/url]And after adding…"
Aug 24, 2014
dermy replied to TEXANConnection's discussion about the 14 day meathod. or bucket method
"I hate to say it but your not going to get good Vermicompost in 2 weeks, if you want good Vermicompost then I'd suggest taking your time, and maybe getting your Worm Population up first [Vermiculture] and then using a good system [such as a…"
Aug 16, 2014
dermy replied to Kate M's discussion Do I do anything different with baby worms?
"Babies need nothing but what the adults need. I bet you have babies hiding in there somewhere, they are tiny at the start! I wouldn't worry about it, if there are cocoons there should be babies!"
Jul 25, 2014
dermy replied to Kate M's discussion These little things in my worm bin! What are they?
"I think they are also mites, those look to be the common mites that infest worm bins, I'm pretty sure they pose no harm to the worms and even help them in the break-down process of food waste. If your notice a huge amount however, you may be…"
Jul 10, 2014
Daniel J Kline replied to dermy's discussion Is Vermicomposters Dead?
"Hi dermy... Think seasons.... this site is more active in the winter season when there is less outside work to do, and then we all have World Cup to watch!!! Who can worm when there is football? I mostly come here Sunday afternoons when I should be…"
Jul 6, 2014
dermy posted a discussion

Is Vermicomposters Dead?

It seems like the forum isn't as busy as it normally once was, seems like it's dying :( .See More
Jul 4, 2014
dermy replied to dermy's discussion Dermestids and Dry Composting?
"bump"
Jul 4, 2014
dermy posted a discussion

Dermestids and Dry Composting?

Could Dermestid beetles be used to dry compost some of the things [bread and such] that I don't want my worm bin to compost? If I do this I will be sure to post pictures of the process of building the System and maybe a few blog posts as well, if anyone is interested.See More
Jul 1, 2014
Ben replied to dermy's discussion How I Prepare Food Wastes
"I have a couple outdoor bins, so this is a bit less exact, and a LOT more prone to fruit fly development. Food sources include coffee grounds, veggies, fruit, bread waste from a Co-op (This is the bulk of it), some non-seedy weeds/yard debris,…"
Jun 12, 2014
Deborah replied to dermy's discussion How I Prepare Food Wastes
"Great bullet points on your process."
Jun 7, 2014
dermy replied to dermy's discussion How I Prepare Food Wastes
"Thanks for sharing!"
Jun 7, 2014

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When did you start composting with worms?
March 27, 2012
About Me:
I am an isopod composter. I have made a new iso-bag system that i am testing.

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Vermy Bin 2014

I started this bin about 2 months ago. The worm population is very small, about 100 worms. But it has doubled from the 50 worms I started…

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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

Slug Composting Experinces 2012

Day#50- June 14/2012- I can't belive its been 50 days since i started this slug

colony in the kritter keeper. They haven't been as productive as the year past

but thats because i am busy right now wth school and dermestids! If it was just

slugs i would have hundreds! I have to check the egg[or incubater] today and see

if we've got any new baby slugs i will be sure to post how many i found/have. I

can't wait till after school it was just raining which means the slugs…

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Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:33am

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At 2:06pm on April 21, 2012, Joseph Despins said…

Hi Dermy, welcome to Vermicomposters! I need to learn from your experiences on establishing an isopod composter so the arthropods are happy.

At 8:30am on June 16, 2012, Jay said…

Hi Dermy, thanks for the welcome to isopod group. I have a growing colony of pillbugs and sow bugs that seem happy atop my worm bedding of shredded semi-composted sycamore leaves. They love boiled peanut shells! Please tell me more about dermestids. Did a googoo search and looks like they are the insect form of vultures? Am reseaching other critters to possibly have different bins other than just vermi+pods.

At 3:51pm on June 17, 2012, dermy said…
Wow! Sorry people i didnt know about this spot.

joseph- They work faster as the colony grows bigger, i found melons are a great population booster, esp. during spring and fall.

lol dermestids wat a spot to talk about those! i can shoot u a link to a site where you can join and ask dermy questions, if you like. hmm peanuts i haven't aten those in ages! ha vermi-pod, maybe i could make a slug-pod system thanks for the idea Jay!

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