chrissy bauman wrote:your system is pretty awesome. i feed banana peels straight to the rabbits. and other "wastes" and "yard trash."
i'm not sure you will be able to repel mosquitos and other fly-like bugs from your system. my rabbit manure usually doesnt have a problem with that kind of thing. but also i collect it up, put it in my manure tea creator, and put wood chips under the rabbits. the pellets are usually dry and moldy when i move it. i guess that's because it's dry under the rabbits even with the urine.
we do spray our place for fleas and mosquitos. if we didnt, we would probably die from encephalopathy or at least aysphyxiation from choking on the massive amounts of mosquitos. it doesn't help that i'm quite the bromeliad fiend. water sources are a problem for mosquito control. what are you doing with your AP system to keep the mosquitos out?
chrissy bauman wrote:i was going to get some good redworms for underneath the rabbits, but i can only really find one person selling redworms in my county and they aren't cheap. all the worms at the baitshops near me seem to be black nightcrawlers from canada. so what i've been doing is collecting up the rabbit pellets that fall onto the woodchips and putting them into my homemade manure brewer, add water, remove manure tea. then that goes on the garden. i did put a garden worm into the manure brewer, but if he's still alive i have no idea
your system seems really cool. i think aquaponics and vermicomposting and rabbits, maybe duckweed and black soldier fly are definitely the way to go. next spring i plan on growing some azolla for my rabbits. still haven't been able to locate duckweed locally. have you looked into that? i have read there are many breeds of fish that do very well on it.