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laura sharpe
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Just tossed some left over mashed potatos into the compost bin...dont do that much. I wanted to feed them to the worms but they have dairy, particularly fat, in them so i figured better safe.

Have any of you fed such things to worms? Rice pilaf with chicken broth?
 
Allan Ewan
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iirc rice and potatoes and simply carbohydrate stores?

they might take a bit longer to break down but i imagine, being a source of sugar/energy, the worm bin micro-organisms would do just fine given time.

diary and meat products are ok in bins to a point. a bit of butter in your mashed or chicken stock in some pilaf is minor. just as long as you always allow your bins some wiggle room to adjust to environments that might go bad.

*you might already be aware but from what i know it's the fat in diary and bad bugs in spoiled meat that can cause problems - both for the worms and people. the worms i know are mostly vegetarian but a few bones and shells have been known to turn up in the vc from time to time.*
 
Lillian D'Willow
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My worms love a bit of mashed or rice. I only do about 2c at most each time because they eat it slower, but oh my, the happy little wiggly bundles I find when I check back up on them.
 
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