Saturday, October 16, 2010
Worm Bin 3 Update: Missing Worms
Here's an update on my stackable worm bins experiment. When I started using this tray for my vermicomposting activities, I taped around the sides so that most of the holes are covered. I made sure though that there's still plenty of small holes for ventilation. So I put in 7-8 African Night Crawlers because I wanted to see how fast the worm population will grow. When I did my worm count last night, I just found 5-6. I can't really tell from this picture anymore. That means I have about two missing worms. Rats. But no, Jean, they won't come out of the shower. Anyway, I hope they start mating soon. They all seem to be of age. I've been pretty feed-happy with this worm tray; I think I've given it three layers of pruned leaves (mostly herbs), one spoiled banana and two layers of crushed eggshells. Doesn't seem like a lot, but I just have 5-6 worms! It's a virtual non-stop buffet.