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Bok, enjoyed the worm tour of your vermicomposting endeavor. what is your primary bedding and food. the castings are nice and dark.
thanks for sharing
Basically they get what I eat, which would be cooked cruciform veggies..... (well what is left over from a primal diet.) cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts. uncooked salads and fruit. loads of cardboard and egg boxes as moisture control.. Everything is very damp, but nothing leaks and nothing smells. Horse manure goes in when available and sometimes they get camel and llama manure.
They can get lots of fruit when I run out of food for them, from the local produce store. They get substantial quantities of tea bags...indian and south african easily up to 20 per day. I usually have a bucket of coffee grounds that I let go mouldy and they get scrapings off the top of that. I breed morio worms (giant mealworms) and they get the bedding from that, which starts out as oatmeal and bran, plus veg material added for them to get moisture. the beetles breed, die produce larvae, which grow and the resulting dryish, disgusting mess, which must be alive after housing a few hundred larvae for a couple months gets fed to the worms........it needs to be moistened and mixed in, but doesn't last long.
About every other feeding they get something like a desertspoonful of ground eggshells per couple sq ft.
This season they might get a treat with some pre composted stuff. I was donated a compost tumbler when my fridge did a wheels up, but it kind of just sat there over the winter and I took no interest in it, everything inside it is sad and lonely, so I got some grass cuttings last weekend and will try and kick start it now we are having some sun and the days are better.
Thats about it, nothing earth shattering. They get what is available as and when I have the time to deal with them. I do think however that they do remarkably well without me around messing with them.
Sounds like a great amount of diverse food going into your worm bins Lawrence. Nice amount of bedding and moisture consistency too. To me, that is the makings of some good quality vermicompost. Thanks for sharing the video.
Sorry, but that was a horrible video.
I agree, it is split into 3 parts. I don't have a vid cam just a 35 mm with a mind of its own in video mode.
Even the three bits together are absolutely bloody awful. I ceased being a perfectionist when I retired from my lifelong career in the Explosives business, now I can make mistakes and not give a damn. Also Rich raps me on the knuckles if I exert any kind of editorial influence.....even over my thoughts!! (He is a hard man!)
But you are right, it is absolute drivel and I shall not inflict the vermicomposting community with any more of them. Should I also pull the blog? Thats full of shite as well. It's got snakes and beetles and art and god knows what in there.
Oops sorry Rich,
You have always been extremely supportive. I actually meant that evil twin brother of yours.... Frank.
Now he is a force to be reckoned with.......... :)
All these aliases are getting me mixed up. Lawrence vs Bok vs The other other Larry. :-)
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