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My fridge broke at end of last year and they recycled it, I didnt have space to turn it into a flow through, but I did a Larry..(GG) and kept the insides...thats what those white bins and trays are :)
Some explanation may be necessary because my mumbling is bad.
the adults are being removed after 5 months. Initially they were in a tote about a quarter of the size of that bin, which they went nto at xmas, because I thought they were exploding. What you cant see clearly is the number of juvenile and baby worms going into the bins to be returned along with cocoons. Now there are cocoons and babies all over the place, but in the second part although you cannot see it clearly, there is an area at the bottom in newspaper and egg carton, that is just packed with babies and cocoons. Just like GG suggested that they may have a favourite laying place.
In short this was 1 Lb of dendras mistreated (?)...... ie shoved into a bin, not looked at, had food and paper thrown at them occasionally . The first 3 months was in a tiny black tote until they began to outgrow it, then into a 2 sq ft stacking tray. I would estimate that the population had trebled or maybe quadrupled judging by the juvies and babies and cocoons around. 500g went in, just over 500g of adults came out. In a couple of months time I will have to harvest cocoons to sent to South Africa, so we can see what the pop mass is then. (maybe Frank will lend me a couple of grandkids, my back hurts :(
I can see the poor little devils shivering! lol
LOL... they are big and fat and "sassy" according to one commentator.
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