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InvisibleTheHateCamel
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    #2762472 - 06/04/04 08:58 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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InvisibleNewfoundFreedom
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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2762743 - 06/04/04 11:35 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Well, I don't see how they would be harming your bed, they don't feed off mycelium. I've also read that earthworms are a good sign when making compost for growing mushrooms, so whatever you've got in your bed, sounds like it must be good.


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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2762927 - 06/04/04 12:48 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

they might like whatever you have for sbustrate in there but worms are better than contams I would not worry about it maybe all those casting will be like super spawn and you will get really lucky


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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2763452 - 06/04/04 03:14 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I tried outdoor ground plots and the worms -- red wrigglers and tigers, typical vermi-composters -- ate out the spawn (millet) before it could even "mend" to the plot bulk, so I decided to go tubs and place on a paved area to evade them. Here's what the worms my way look like.













I also copped a plague of beetles that burrowed into some of the tubs/pots. You get all the bastards outdoors lol.



The problem I'm now in mind of (looking back in hindsight) is the summer temps that I got, which were on some days over 100f and how that certainly cranked the temps of the bulk in the tubs/pots to unacceptable levels resulting (in part) in poor to non-existant 2nd flushes. Whilst if one can set it up as a ground plot lay-out then one has the advantage of the cooler soil temps (bearing worms are not a problem?). Clearly, bulk makes its own heat as seen in this pic of an indoor manure/straw tub, so setting up in a cool regime is a must.



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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #2763472 - 06/04/04 03:19 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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NewfoundFreedom said:
Well, I don't see how they would be harming your bed, they don't feed off mycelium. I've also read that earthworms are a good sign when making compost for growing mushrooms, so whatever you've got in your bed, sounds like it must be good.




I'm not sure that it's earth worms that are the beneficial worms found in compost, I think it's the red worm. In any case I would have to agree and say it is a good sign rather than anything to worry about, I thjink they live on microbes and the like rather than organic materials.


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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: Starter]
    #2763847 - 06/04/04 04:50 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2764807 - 06/05/04 12:33 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The thing is you really dont need to pasturize :wink: it's just you will almost always not get a contam when you pastuize but if you take some srwaw and manure and use lots of good spawn in a indoor tub it will colonize and fruit. I had a unpasturized casing work indoors quite well when i tried it first try.


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Re: Earthworms in my out door bed, beneficial or detrimental? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #2765033 - 06/05/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The worms are aerating your bed, and leaving worm castings in their wake. Both of these actions are beneficial. It's what happens in natural patches anyway. See how much bigger(on average) wild cubes are compared to indoor cultivated? All is good, let nature do her work.

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