little white 'spots'

wendrew8May 21, 2010

I have tiny little white spots all over my bin, some more concentrated in areas than others. I have called them spots but they aren't really flat but almost like little flecks or balls. ????

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sbryce_gw

Do they move? If so, you have mites or springtails. If not, you have some sort of fungus.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 12:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
equinoxequinox

If mites, springtails or fungus they too are helping to decompose items in the bin and get them ready for the worms. To not see them you might want to put some shredded newspaper over the top of them to both dry it out and cover them up. Or you can just watch the free show.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 6:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wendrew8

So, no matter what they are, they aren't a cause for worry or a need for a bin adjustment?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 8:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sbryce_gw

Only if they take over.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 9:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wendrew8

Just a follow up--they do move. Not fast, and it isn't barely noticeable but my husband and I were STARING at them and they move. What is a springtail?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 9:59PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
best VC recipe to start plants in greenhouse?
I'm going to start seedlings in a high tunnel and was...
chazz1100
Serving up a tray of worms
Just thought I'd share a pic of my worm project. Been...
David Myhra
I've Got Worms!
In my cold Worm Inn. Lots and lots of squirmy worms....
equinoxequinox
Worm illness / worms are dying
Hi there, I have a serious problem with my worm bin: Same...
Horst Knotter
putting bin outside to deal with fly problem?
I have been trying to deal with an infestation of flies since...
granite_grrl
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™