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October 23, 2006

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kat

i'm intrigued by your blog here: about a year ago i got all enthusiastic about worms disposing of our dog poo, and bought the tumbleweed container and worms from bunnings, and went about plopping our dog's dung in there. But lo and behold, all the worms died!

have you any suggestions as to why this might happen?

and, ps, i like your idea for worms dealing with the human waste, too!

Earl Mardle

being a total amateur I don't really know, although our worms also seem to fluctuate. Keeping good moisture levels seems to be important and they definitely slow down in the cooler weather so keeping them in a warm place in winter probably makes a difference.

Once when I thought ours were dead I took the main container off and the lower one was full of them trying vainly to get back up to the food.

I just emptied them back in the top and they went berserk.

As for the human waste, when we move to NZ in a couple of months, item 3 after buying the house and getting broadband, will be composting toilets.

let me know if you come up with anything important about the little critters though.

Ebony

How long after you worm your dog can you start putting their dog poo back into the worm farm???

Ebony

How long after you worm your dog can you start putting their dog poo back into the worm farm???

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