Animal/human hair

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mebee
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Animal/human hair

Post by mebee » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:03 pm

As a newcomer to the wormery world, can the worms convert human or animal hair?

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Re: Animal/human hair

Post by WillyWorm » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Yes they can, but it can be slow so not to much at a time. I put the bulk of mine in my outdoor compost bins.

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Re: Animal/human hair

Post by mebee » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:33 am

Thank you for the advice :)

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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by Candice Tate » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:40 am

Human and animal hair is the competition. I'm eager to apply the info and do extra research on forum posting.

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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by WillyWorm » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:40 am

mebee wrote: As a newcomer to the wormery world, can the worms convert human or animal hair?
Hi mebee welcome to the world of worms. The answer to your question is yes they can can convert human and pet hair to valuable compost HOWEVER it takes forever in a small worm bin. If possible put hair into a outside compost bin where it may take six months to break down. 

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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by WillyWorm » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:30 am

mebee wrote: As a newcomer to the wormery world, can the worms convert human or animal hair?
Hi mebee welcome to the world of worms. The answer to your question is yes they can can convert human and pet hair to valuable compost HOWEVER it takes forever in a small worm bin. If possible put hair into a outside compost bin where it may take six months to break down. 

Willy

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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by wormcity » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:04 am

We had a customer once who bought a wormery for her hair salon. It took ages for the hair to break down
I guess it's logical if you think that hair is dead and (if you have long hair) it sits on your head for many years!

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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by WillyWorm » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:31 pm

Hi Ronnie, apart from being slow to break-down I would be concerned about all the chemicals that may be on the hair which could harm the worms or even my soil.Just walk down the "hair care" aisle of a supermarket and look at the amount of products to put on your hair it's scary.
Worms don't have hair like ours so what could they do with the residue left on the hair?


Happy Christmas everybody
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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by wormcity » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:55 pm

Good point   -  New look :)



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RE: Animal/human hair

Post by WillyWorm » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:19 pm

Looks good lol
Perfect for the Christmas party season.

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