Down here that storm was REALLY heavy for about 20 minutes, then scattered showers through the night. Maybe the water filled up to the brim, then slowly drained after?
Cody- it didnt fill it up but it did get very wet inside the bin. They normally do this when it rains but not normally this many of them. The picture of them on the ground is at least 20 feet away from the bin!!! But if at least half of them pupate we will for sure have the population replenished.
As for the bin.... it works so I am happy eith it for now but I plan to make 4 new ones by spring that are about half the size and a better ramp for self harvesting. Also I am hoping it will be easier to harvest the frass. I am going to feed that to the worms.
Hey Cody do you know if the wirms that we have around the area that are indigenous are red wigglers?
Cody DeBaun wrote:I don't think so. I see one that looks a lot like a red wriggler coming up out of pasture and lawns around here, but it's not a compost worm and it's much bigger. Biggest I've found was over 5 inches!
Wow. Well dang. I was hoping I could just collect alot of those and use them for composting.
'Come one, come all! Feast your eyes on the grotesue, the bizarre, the magnificent Texas Shale Bull Worm!'
Charge at the gate, sell'm popcorn, maybe even have a little cafe
Bryant RedHawk wrote:I get red wigglers (compost worms) at tackle shops, they are sold for fish bait usually 50 for 2.50 and you know they are alive and well.
These worms love to procreate so if you start with 100 in two months you will have close to 1000.
Thanks for the tip!!! Do yall have any info on how long it would take them to break down 50 gallons worth of compost?
Bryant RedHawk wrote:1000 worms can usually take care of about .25 lb. per day.
Thanks bud. I really appreciate it.
As a side note I am running out of room for compost in my BSF bin So I am going to screen all of ut and collect most of them and give them to my dad to feed to his chickens. I will post pictures when I do it.