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Comment by lawrence Taylor on March 6, 2012 at 5:28pm

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 :)

Comment by lawrence Taylor on March 6, 2012 at 5:45pm

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 :(



Comment by Freida Wolden on March 17, 2012 at 10:15am

I can see the poor little devils shivering! lol

Comment by lawrence Taylor on March 18, 2012 at 1:08am

LOL... they  are  big and fat  and  "sassy" according to  one  commentator.



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