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September 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Eisenia Hortensis Arrival Day

I received my European Nightcrawlers today. Here's a a few pictures documenting the event.  …

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Added by bpearcy10 on September 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

First post - how to be daft.

Ahh, a fresh blog. How.... clean and new, lol.

 

Anyway, I guess my first daft thing was forgetting to overfeed my bin just before I went on holiday for 4 weeks. All through my hols, I was panicking about whether they were drying out, were they starving, or did I pretty much kill them by leaving them outdoors in summer. Guess I forgot I lived in England, the land of rain and weak sunshine.

 

Lucky for me, they just ate up all the bedding and turned everything into…

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Added by Rae Yoong on September 26, 2011 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

Neighbors

I just expanded my worm business further, into a warehouse. Well, today I got that dreaded phone call from the landlord stating that people could smell the worms. Keep in mind, the only ones I keep in the warehouse are the E. fetida. I can't smell anything, the landlord says he really can't smell anything. At most, it smells like soil. Any suggestions are appreciated on how to deal with this issue. I tried to stay under the radar, but apparently that did not work…

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Added by Keith Yantko on September 23, 2011 at 5:36pm — 8 Comments

European Nightcrawlers

I've been doing a little research for my return to vermicomposting this week.  I had good luck with EF's the first time, but being the kind of guy I am who likes to experiment and learn new things, I've decided to try some EH's this time. Tonight I placed a 1 lb order from Earthworms 4 Sale.

 

I've read a few different accounts online about EH's being a little finicky at times. I guess I may have a little learning…

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Added by bpearcy10 on September 22, 2011 at 7:23pm — 10 Comments

Hello from Belleville, Michigan

It's been awhile, but I'm back thinking about vermicomposting again.  For those that don't know, I have moved from Tampa, Florida area to Belleville, Michigan near Detroit. I've lived in Michigan before, so don't feel too badly for me. I'm a native mid-westerner so I take cold weather in stride.

I had a lot of good luck with my worm projects in Florida. I introduced a lot of new people to vermicomposting and even started a small worm selling business. I am currently without worms, but…

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Added by bpearcy10 on September 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

fall

No more Euros, the heat finally did 'em in. I now have reds in abundance . I guess when I started out I must have gotten some reds in with the Euros .  Next  time I'm just going to dig a big hole behind my garage and put the Euros in there. I think that'll solve the heat problem and they'll stay where it's moist and ther's plenty of chow. love those Euros.

Added by ron tweedie on September 18, 2011 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Lots of flies, but no eggs. A BSF artificial environment

Hi there all ye experts.

Please could you provide some knowledge, as I am working through trial and error. This is my first biopod, and first lifecycle with the BSF flies.

I have attempted to create an artificial environment and oversee a lifecycle of the BSF flies. I have a warm room in an out-building in which I have a small biopod. The BSF grubs which have crawled out of the biopod, have been pupating in moist soil in small trays in the same room.…

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Added by Martin Bolton on September 13, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Going with the Flow.

Update on how my new set up is going.

 

I went with option A - ONE BIN POLICY

 

I can no longer distinguish when Im harvesting because it isnt as notably of an event for me as it was in the past. Harvesting now is very similar to feeding time. Is it worth writing about? Well the change in procedures are very notable.  The operating principles are different in a flow through compared to stackable trays. In stackable trays you have to dump the tray out and sort the…

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Added by Philip Vanderhoofven on September 8, 2011 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

New Smaller 600 x600mm Home design Flow Through Worm bin

I got fed up with customers who bought Stacking type worm bins loosing interest in Worming because of the effort and time spent harvesting the Vermicast, so we designed a smaller version of our Flow through unit and also improved its design by using steel round bar in place of the Ski rope and using plastic instead of wood for longevity giving the unit up to 5 years life without any need for maintenance.

We are offer the unit for R1700-00 +- $240.00 stocked with worms and already…

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Added by Mark Shaw on September 4, 2011 at 12:16am — 4 Comments

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