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Worms

Discussion in 'Organics' started by freemanjack, Nov 6, 2016.

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    platt

    platt Well-Known Member

    puajjjjj :spew:
    Funny. As you spoke that words...wasnt possible for you to envisage my handicaps? It's just one variable. What do you suggest to fix your prrofumated arrogance?
    Food for thought.
     
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    Orlando737

    Orlando737 Well-Known Member

    Charles Darwin devoted a lot of time to studying worms, A LOT OF TIME .
    Said the same as you...
    :peace:
     
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    freemanjack

    freemanjack Well-Known Member

    Darwin said worms are good at disposing of schwag?? go figure! great minds think alike eh?:lol:
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    Hey, Platt.
    It's very hard to understand you, but if you have any handicaps or disabilities, I don't mean to bug ya or a be a burden to you. All humans deserve respect, at least until they're disrespectful.. Which you got disrespectful so sorry if your not getting a tonne of respect.

    For the record, I used to coordinate special needs camps and found it very touching, rewarding work.

    If you don't mind, lets just choose to stop corresponding, id like to keep all info here posted beneficial for the Mj community in someway, whether humour or informational
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

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    platt

    platt Well-Known Member

    there he is, our saviour!!

    just a reminder
    i wish you and your puppets a speedy recovery from wht looks is your problem^
     
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    freemanjack

    freemanjack Well-Known Member

    Is air supply adequate without purpose built ventilation? I've always given my worms loads more than your design allows, I assume the worms survive? Good info as I'm looking at making small scale 'in grow' wormeries and needing less ventilation makes my design problems far more manageable.
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    The wood breathes surprisingly well..
    Plus each layer had hard ware mesh so castings fell right thru to the bottom ..


    Castings piled on bottom, Then air gap,
    Then mesh, then layer of worms and beddings,
    Then air gap, then mesh, then another layer, etc.

    I rock a different style now but I actually liked it a lot, nice self contained unit with no smell, it was easy to manage
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    For the record I don't advise cardboard anymore. But this was a good setup for my first run at organics..

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    Now the worm farms jus sit under the bunny, open .. I leave one bin full of hay, and she pees in that one.. I just discard it outside in a non gardening compost pile

    Whatever she doesn't eat just falls thru and feeds the worms

    I keep a 4 inch layer of hay on top of the beds of worms just to slow down the evap. And let the worms surface feed.

    Now I have double stacks of totes and each pair of totes is going on a wheeled cart for easier movin ;)
     
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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    At the risk of sounding stupid, I must ask, does your rabbit's poop go into the worm bin?? Or do you mean the food :?:
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    Awesome I have a rabbit this is perfect. I wasn't entirely sure lol. I'm such a nub. Where should I get my worms?
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    if you can't dig them out your yard go to where they sell fishing supplies and buy a few containers
     
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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    Not sure if I'll find any it's frozen solid up here, been under 0 the past week. Not much fishing going on either. Local is always better I'm assuming?
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    So the pee is no good for the worms or soil? Any idea how many worms I should get to start with? A shit ton? I'm in northern Illinois. I have never been good at keeping house plants alive even, time to change all that
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    Well the more you get, the more you can produce from the beginning, but a pound is a good start if money is tight, they average $30us or so.. check craiglists / kijiji etc etc before paying for shipping, might have a local cat making worms, its a profitable biz if done right! And yes, pee is bad for both.. rabbit pee anyway comes out in massive volumes and will turn black plastic sheer white over night.
     
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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    My rabbit has had red pee before and scared the shit out of us hah that stuff is strong
     
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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    Alright got my worms ordered. Uncle Jim's Worm Farm has the best prices right now from what I could find. If anyone is in need, 2000 worms 2 lbs for just over $40 after 10% off code: 10off
     
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    firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Member

    What's a good size screen to let just castings through? Thanks
     
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    DonTesla

    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    @firstnamelast yeah the pee can get really rich if the rabbit gets dehydrated or eats too much alfalfa. less calcium and more water will help that.

    2000 worms on way, very nice, congrats, you're now a worm farmer cheers to that

    As for the size of screen, 1/4 inch will be good enough although you can go a bit smaller.

    I like 1/4 myself though cause it lets a little wetter fresher castings through bit faster, just the way I like em.
     
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