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by Deketh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Enclosing bin over night?
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Enclosing bin over night?

Brilliant, thanks for the advice especially the gnats. Will give it a go!
by Deketh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Enclosing bin over night?
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Enclosing bin over night?

Thank you both. I have been using a light and it's been pretty effective, I just don't love the waste of electricity however small! Plus the bin has developed a fungus gnat infestation so I'm not enjoying it being indoors at the mo. I was thinking of moving it outdoors and garaging it during rain, a...
by Deketh
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Enclosing bin over night?
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Enclosing bin over night?

Hi all I get a bit exasperated with worms escaping during the night, not a fan of seeing dried up worms on the floor. I'd like to put the bin in a binbag over night to prevent this, tying it up at the top, which would keep escapees from getting too far and dying on the way. But, would they suffocate...
by Deketh
Tue May 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Great tip, thanks! Fingers crossed that they will start to look happier soon.
by Deketh
Tue May 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Weirdly enough they don't show much interest in being in the top tray, they all hang out clumped around the edges of the bottom tray or in the sump! Awkward worms they are. I think I will have to just harvest out that tray, try to get as many worms out as possible, then hopefully just having that ne...
by Deketh
Mon May 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Thanks Willy. I'll do as you suggest and harvest the bottom tray in a week or so, maybe try leaving the lid off a bit. I think the worms are eating ok. Thinking back, my feedings of scraps were very wet tbf! Is there a thread for the other person with those problems? Would be interested to read thei...
by Deketh
Sun May 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Hi again. Some developments! Really appreciate any guidance you can give. So I added the 2nd tray, I used coco coir (damp rather than wet) with paper and pulped card and some dried leaves for bedding, plus some of the castings from tray 1 which is now on the bottom. I had foraged some nettles & dand...
by Deketh
Wed May 06, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Hi Willy Well I definitely have more than 2 drops of water coming out! I'm surprised not to see anything in the sump. I'll try to let things dry out a bit anyway, maybe put a sheet of cardboard over the top for a bit and then remove it when it gets moist and add my next tray. Interesting stuff about...
by Deketh
Tue May 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Hi again Willy, hope all is well. I've been keeping an eye on things, I'm still getting loads of baby worms on the sides of the wormery and in the lid, and this morning there were half a dozen dead adult worms on the floor! Which had clearly tried to make a break for it during the night when it was ...
by Deketh
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Babies in the lid
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Babies in the lid

Thanks Willy, appreciate your response. I don't think they're pot worms, they are quite reddish. Pot worms haven't invaded this bin yet, but I've had them in my previous bin (how do they even get in anyway). I'm keeping the bin indoors so no rain going on. There is some condensation on the lid thoug...

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