So I'm cleaning up the kitchen and looking down at this small disposable plastic container that some fudge the wife bought the other day came in and I caught myself thinking, "I bet if I poked holes in that I could put worms in there".
It's about 5" wide by 8" long and 2.5" high. I figured if asked by the wife "what for?" I figure I had have a better reason than to bring worms with us on vacation so here's the plan ...
I put in some air holes and filled it with some coffee grounds, cardboard and coir bedding only.
I took twelve cocoons out of my worm factory and placed two pieces of cardboard to use as 'pedestals' in the little bin. Six cocoons on one, buried in a mound of VC from my worm factory. Six cocoons just sitting on top of the cardboard.
First, I've never gotten to witness the 'just hatched' worms. This hopefully will give me the opportunity. With a little luck I hope to get video of it in the process.
Second, I have noticed while poking through my bin that cocoons get deposited all over, including on the surface. Do worms hatch on the surface or do they need to be in the compost?
Third, I was going to throw the container out; it isn't recycleable (not here anyway) and is too flimsy a material for packing lunches. And to tell the truth, I just felt like doing it.