A failed kitty litter composting experiment
Here was my hypothesis: worm composting gets rid of pathogens.
And here was my plan:
1. Switch the cats to corncob pellet litter.
2. Empty the used litter into a compost bin in the back corner of the yard.
3. Add red worms.
4. Let time pass.
5. Test the composted litter and the fresh litter for fecal coliform.
My hypothesis would be proven incorrect if there were fecal coliform in the composted litter.
Unfortunately, the cats balked at Step #1 in the plan, so it never went anywhere (though unfortunately the cats did, on the carpets).
Please, in the name of science, won't somebody with better cats try this experiment?