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Offlineholographic mind
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Indoor Worm Composting
    #326325 - 05/26/01 10:43 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Today I began my first attempt ever at worm composting. I used a combination of alfalfa hay kob and cow dung as beeding. I pasturized the hay/dung combination in a hot water bath and allowed it to drain. That should provide enough initial moisture. I added ground seashells as grit to help with the worms digestive systems. I layered it about 9 inches in a large Sterlite brand plastic bin. I added about two pounds of red wiggler worms to the bedding along with nearly a pound of fresh vegetable scraps. In two months I should have rich compost. i recommend reading the book "worms eat my garbage"



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #326340 - 05/26/01 11:03 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Never read any vermiculture books, but we did have a red wriggler bin at my old house. It was outdoor and let me tell you, that was one maintenance-free, unplanned pile. We threw all kinds of nasty shit in there, they loved it, multiplied like crazy.
Are you formulating it specifically for indoor use? How's the smell? Do you have a mesh screen or some system to sift the finished product? A buddy is selling these systems, where you kind of pull and shake this screen every couple weeks or so and a tray underneath fills up with finished material. He hasn't mentioned the smell.

It's a nice idea for making one's own compost, very eco-friendly.

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: Suntzu]
    #326451 - 05/27/01 01:24 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

according to the book, smell shouldn't be a problem as long as i bury the scraps in the bedding. in 2 - 2 1/2 months the entire bedding and scraps should be broken down into humus, I will just push the compost aside and introduce new bedding and kitchen scraps and the worms will migrate from the "spent substrate" to the fresh substrate. the effortless nature of worm composting is what attracted me. Using grains in not recommend because of smell from contamination. I am using grain feed cow dung cause it probably does make a difference. I have used wonder warm brand worm castings as a bulk substrate, it works great and who knows what is it in. I figure a worm compost made of hay and cow dung will be great. I can't think of a better substrate for fruiting copelandia cyanescens on!



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: Suntzu]
    #326453 - 05/27/01 01:25 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

hehe the veils are the most potent part! ;)



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #326628 - 05/27/01 06:10 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: ]
    #326755 - 05/27/01 10:49 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)
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what would be the best substrates (ingredients) to use if one would like to get an ideal mushroom subs.,
for an end product?

thought these looked cool.Stackable too!


http://www.happydranch.com/wormbins/canoworms.php3

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting *DELETED* [Re: Triple_3]
    #326868 - 05/27/01 05:21 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #326981 - 05/27/01 09:02 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

Damn Sean, I had totaly overlooked composting things that way. best of luck to you on your project. keep us posted

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #327270 - 05/28/01 03:06 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

that is why I am using hay and dung as the bedding.



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #328222 - 05/29/01 05:22 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

does any 1 have worms they would like to sell or trade?



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    #328281 - 05/29/01 06:16 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #328291 - 05/29/01 06:27 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #328407 - 05/29/01 08:52 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)
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Yes, I live by yelm worm farm, this place used to be a mushroom farm, they are kind people, actually only like 4 people that work there, here are some pictures of my last trip to yelmearthworms:
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    #328408 - 05/29/01 08:54 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #328412 - 05/29/01 08:58 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)
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Here is where they sift out the worms.... (hope dude doesn't mind being 'published' :), that's my hound sniffin the 'worm shit', lovin it.






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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: Anonymous]
    #328414 - 05/29/01 09:01 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)
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This is a room that 'used' to be filled wall to wall with mushrooms..... you can see the plastic still on the walls, there are about (guess) 10 rooms like this lined up in a row....



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: Anonymous]
    #328421 - 05/29/01 09:08 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)
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Heres one more, this is the industrial sized fan that was once used for large scale 'air exchange', no 'filter disks' and 'silicone sealed' rubbermaids here, nope, just straight wind blown through the room. Imagine a room like this filled with cubensis 8^)



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    #328422 - 05/29/01 09:08 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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    #328441 - 05/29/01 09:34 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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    #328479 - 05/29/01 10:48 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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    #332607 - 06/03/01 04:06 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #332962 - 06/03/01 04:49 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

While I'm sure that this information is not the final word, according to Frabil's worm box insructions, the mold doesn't affect the worms.

And I've read on some vermiculture site that the worms will eat the molds and their spores thereby pasteurizing the medium. Don't know that I'd trust the sterility, but I like the idea.

About a week ago I acquired 2 huge styrofoam coolers. They measure approx. 48"x18"x16". Comparing that to the size of a habitat II, this box can support 480 worms or so.

If anyone is interested, talk to your local flower wholesaler, I paid $25 a piece for mine. They do like to hoard them here in MN, because the only way they get them is the cut flowers they order from CA are shipped in them.

For anyone near the Twin Cities, I am able to get several more, but they can't be sent ups due to their size. I can only fit 2 in my Ciera, one in the back seat and one in the trunk.

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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #332964 - 06/03/01 04:51 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

my worm bin smells horrible i had to put it out side a few days ago, i will continue to throw crap in it and hopefully ti will all work out for the best



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Re: Indoor Worm Composting [Re: holographic mind]
    #332968 - 06/03/01 04:59 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Sorry to hear that. Mine just smells like damp earth. My bedding is newspaper, straw, dung. Do you bury the scraps you add?

*Sorry, I missed the part where you mentioned burial. Maybe overfeeding. Maybe you make enough scraps for more than one bin. Or it's so warm that contams. get a chance to spread before the scraps are consumed.

*Also keep a close eye on the temp inside the box if you have it outside. They die easily if they get too warm. I killed a box off in '99 because of that (outdoor temps. in the 90's). My basement is always 57 deg. f. The worms seem to like it, and as long as I bury the scraps, there's no unpleasant odor.

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    #332982 - 06/03/01 05:35 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

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    #333019 - 06/03/01 07:01 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)
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What you guys can do if you are having problems with smell and molds, keep the moisture content correct.... not too wet not too dry, turn the upper half of the pile/bin (assuming you have a small compost box like the one in the picture), and after you throw your food scraps and whatever else you feed it... make sure you put a thin layer of 'something' over the top.... like more compost for example, get a bag of finished composted manure and use this.... most any kind of soil will work though, this layer is to cover the 'fresh' food that you put in there so that it is not exposed to the air above it. What I do with mine is I put all my scraps in on the 'right' side of the bin, and harvest the worm poop from lower left side.
Here are those pics pc,




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Re: Indoor Worm Composting *DELETED* [Re: Anonymous]
    #333464 - 06/04/01 05:39 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

that's pretty...
* How much material can you put in? And do you have temp issues?

*that relate to the worm activity?

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