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Hi I have Just added a new box for pe's, I will change over the beautiful blues from all boxes and just keep it very pure.
The styro is 24 inches long and thirteen inches wide, they came out of a box 21 inches long and 13 wide. They ranged in length from 3 and one half long to 5,then I dropped the ruler and it came up cm's and they were large ones were 10 cm.
The colour was interesting they were all blue heads, the bodies were an interesting white with the blue stripe, with a…Continue
Added by Connie on July 31, 2013 at 8:53pm — No Comments
I started my first vermicompost bin a couple of weeks back and am completely and totally enraptured with my ~499 red wigglers. (Alas, a single lost soul was found under a chair after the first night's flight to freedom.) They immediately bounced back from their trip through the mail once they were bedded down in their Rubbermaid bin, and seem happy. They have plenty of newspaper and cardboard, plus a couple handfuls of local soil. I decided to give them just a few tiny bits of food at a…Continue
Hi I am trying a new experiment where I can observe closer and on time with the date, one month, and then three months.
I have set up a shoe box with three hundred worms, to be closer to them. I feed the same as the styro boxes which is all the kitchen waste, fruit, meat waste, veg, paper towels, egg shells, rice etc. It then goes through the old mincer that grandmar used and fed to all.
My goal is to empty the city dump, so all must go to the worms, in a form they can…Continue
Hi, this is my first sharing and I hope many more. I have six Styrofoam boxes of reds, blues and tigers, these are mixed boxes and are working well.
I feed a mix of house hold waste and make a mix through the old mincer I have used for years, mixing the right amount of citrus, bread, vegetable, meat, and kitchen paper, anything else I can get my hands on.
My favourites are the blues, with there beautiful colour, and have found very large worms of this kind at…Continue
Added by Connie on July 10, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Full album of photos is here.
It appears I’m a hopeless worm addict. Most of my free time (not spent with my wife) is spent tending to my worms, my garden and dreaming up new schemes to grow my herd and dispose of more waste.
In the spirit of diverting as much waste from landfills as possible, I decided to move from a single 45…Continue
Added by Connie on July 8, 2013 at 7:57pm — No Comments
Added by Connie on July 7, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments
because the early bird gets the worm!
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I have a RM bin of red wigglers and Euros and I've been trying to get rid of some tiny red ants for about a week without success. What surprises me is Diatomaceous earth isn't working. They keep walking right through it and making themselves at home. I live in Nebraska so these aren't fire ants, too.
I've also added some water to the bin cuz I know that's usually a sign of a dry climate but it's not making any difference. Since it's hot here, I'm putting a frozen ice…Continue