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Comment by Rich Feiller on February 29, 2012 at 8:57pm

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


Comment by lawrence Taylor on March 1, 2012 at 2:46am


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 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.


Comment by Rich Feiller on March 1, 2012 at 8:54am
It has an interesting clumping consistency. I would suspect the meal worm bedding would be very nutritious for them.
Comment by Steve Lambert on March 1, 2012 at 10:58am

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.

Comment by Wayne on May 18, 2012 at 10:12pm

Sorry, but that was a horrible video.

Comment by lawrence Taylor on May 18, 2012 at 10:48pm

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.


Comment by Rich Feiller on May 19, 2012 at 8:46am
Now, now, i appreciated your videos. If all of your posts are perfect it makes mine look all the worst and you know how sensitive i am. :-)
Comment by lawrence Taylor on May 19, 2012 at 8:58am

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..........   :)


Comment by Rich Feiller on May 19, 2012 at 9:10am
Comment by Andrew from California on May 19, 2012 at 5:01pm

All these aliases are getting me mixed up. Lawrence vs Bok vs The other other Larry. :-)


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