Sean Banks wrote:So i like the idea of a composting outhouse....one where excrement collects in a chamber mixed with sawdust and can be collected at a later time. I would like to take it one step further and add a pound or so of red wiggler worms to improve the quality of the compost. I will also be providing with worms with leaves and weeds from my garden since they can't just survive on manure/sawdust alone. Also the worms would help mix the contents inside the chamber, leaving me with less work. I am also thinking about using some of the worms as chicken feed. The only thing I am concerned about is winter, how will the worms react to the colder temperatures?
S Bengi wrote:A vermicomposting is a low temperature compost so it will not kill "bad bacteria" at best it will just out compete them and keep their numbers low, so personally if I was going to directly use human shit vermicompost once the worms are finish with it I would run it they a hot compost, that way the bad bacteria/microbes would be killed.
David Bennett wrote:Also, urine would cause problems because the salts and probable build up of ammonia (through anaerobic digestion) would kill the worms pretty much straight away.
kathy browning wrote:oh, and I had a pot behind my garden shed where id poop on a bed of leaves and humus and cover it with another handful or two and a heavy lid. I'd bury it when it was full. it was never stinky, except dirt smell. I forgot about it for about 2 months this summer and thought id have a nasty surprise but instead it was nice looking soil! I still buried it deep around the base of an oak im trying to save, that is showing signs of wilt, but was really surprised, and I already know the power of even leaf worms!
Nathan Wrzesinski wrote:http://mtbest.net/worm_farm.html
Yes, you can! Mount best has a system in what appears to be a 2500 gallon tank.