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#1 Old 11-21-2007, 05:48 AM
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has anyone tried having an indoor compost with red worms?? i am just starting mine, and am looking for some tips
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#2 Old 11-29-2007, 10:07 AM
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It's been a long time but we had a worm-bin at my elementary school. I remember that moisture control was important. The bedding has to be a little moist for the worms but if it gets too wet mold would grow before the worms could do their work, and that leads to bad smells. You can't let them get cold either, 40°-80°F is what I remember.

I'm sure there's other stuff you need to know, but that's all I have. There should be plenty of websites and books that talk about worm composting. Good luck with the little guys.
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#3 Old 12-03-2007, 07:21 PM
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I remember having a worm bin in elementary school as well. We used to take turns collecting everyone's left over lunch to put in the bin.

I know that we had a different area of the bin for every day of the week. We'd put Mon-Fri's lunch in a different section of the bin. I'm not sure if this is important, it's just something I remember. We used shredded newspaper as bedding. We sprayed the newspaper down and then squeezed it out so it was just moist, not super wet. We also added leaves, soil, and moss from outside to make the bin a little more "homey" to the worms.

Hope that little bit of info helps. It's been a long time since I've actually been involved in taking care of a worm bin.
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