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I think it's been almost a month now with my bin inside and it does not have drain holes. I've been carefully monitoring the water and the worms are thriving.
Tonight I did some digging for worms (going fishing) and discovered the bottom of the bins are wetter than I realized. There are still quite a few worms living in it so all is still good. So instead of adding more water when the top side gets dry, I'll just be flipping the wet stuff to the top to keep it…
Hi once again, hurrah I opened the shoe box today and found one hundred and eighty six capsules, six babies and three hundred happy and healthy worms.
It was fun and very interesting, the capsules were up the top to the middle, and the adults were fat and a good colour, down the bottom was two inches of good…Continue
Added by Christopher John White on August 21, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
Checked on my worms today and noticed one of the two bins smells a little poopy.
Apparently I was in a hurry, or just lazy, when I prepped this bin so I didn't really shred the newspaper. Just added wet long strips of paper that apparently attracted each other in the bin and and now are big slimy clumps. The cardboard I added was bigger too, like 4-6" and they all stuck to each other also. And it's a bit slimy too.
So yesterday I aerated the bin quite a bit. Broke down to…Continue
Hi all, well I sprayed my room today using 2 control bombs, you let them go and go for your life, so I had to move the shoe box out side along with my plant. For the first time three worms were on top and digging down I found the rest around the food.
They are extremely healthy in movement and colour and the clintelium is risen as in breeding, also…Continue
Hi this is a very interesting site, I found on the int, it explains worm species and explains the names and classifications. And also www.compost -bin.org/earthworm-species/, this also explains about the wipe out of north American species wipe out in glacial conditions.
Eisenia andrea is the red tiger worm which I don't think I have, Fetida I…Continue
Added by Christopher John White on August 8, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments
Hi I am reporting on the shoe box experiment, they are very happy still, just to review there is 300 worms living in a shoe box, they are on there second feeding now, the first lot was fruit skins well cut up, now they are on a half sausage, it has been in the box for a week and they are now heading down to that.
Also I have added a thin layer of castings as the new bedding would take a while to develop a the micro…Continue
I have a small problem with fungus gnats and fruit flies. I've heard that Beneficial Nematodes can help with it but I'm not really sure what it does. Does this mean I end up with maggots in my bin? Are there different types that address different issues?
I've got two containers with a very ripe banana covered in saran wrap with small holes in them but they don't seem to be attracting these nuances. So would Beneficial Nematodes be the next step?
Added by Connie on August 1, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments
I went to a demonstration at our community center where a guy showed an anaerobic composting system called Bokashi. Using microorganism impregnated bran flakes, it basically pickles the food scraps by allowing the target microbes to penetrate the food in an environment where it outcompetes other organisms in a tightly enclosed bucket.
After a month of pickling, the scraps are then burried in the ground or fed to other organisms which break the scraps down into compost in a…Continue