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How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet  RSS feed

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It seems I have built at least one "Vermicomposting Flush Toilet" and we have another one that was already in place. Though from monitoring it seems there are at least in one Anoplotrupes stercorosus or alike who take care of cleaning up. We do not put toilette paper or alike inside but in a separate bin. From times living without a toilette in a forest I can remeber, it was not really needed to dug a hole and afterwards cover it, as those friendly beetle tend to sense their primary food source out of quite some distance (they can fly - not that great but much better then walking) and below 24h 100% was already gone. Of course toilet-paper was extra handled.  Without those beetles composting would perhaps take long time on an acid forest soil?

I had never really thought how nature solved the problem with all those excrement in a forest, as I had never seen some, only toilet paper. One great thing about those toilets is, they do not smell, never get full, thus needing very little to zero attention. That is what I dislike very much about compost toilets, even if it doesn't smell that much, one has to empty them sooner or later, better frequently, which is a pita to me.
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Based off of this design i have started to build my own vermicomposting flush toilet in Australia. We have extrem temp fluctuations.
I'm documenting the build and will continue with updates once completed to see how it goes over time.
You can see the build in the link.
Any comments or tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Mike Homest:

Can you share some pictures or other design specification on your beetle toilet? I am highly interested!
Where about are you located?
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