New Bedding

davewv(6b)June 11, 2013

I am new to vermicomposting and I am thinking of materials to use for bedding that I can easily get and cheap. I work for a landscape contractor and we use cellulose blended mulch for grass seeding and was thinking that I could use the old leftover mulch for bedding. I've read the MSDS sheet and didn't see any chemicals that might be harmful. It does say it has a biostimulant in it. I thought is would work well because its basically shredded up paper. Has anyone tried this or do you have any thoughts about it.

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I would want to know what the biostimulant is. The cellulose itself would probably be great bedding, but the additives would concern me.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 12:16PM
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After some research, a natural biostimulant appears to be organic matter and/or PGH (plant growth hormones). The data sheets also say that is 100% biodegradable and it is a "green" product. I would think that it wouldn't really hurt the worms, especially since most of the material has been sitting out in the weather for a long period of time. I will try it and see how it goes.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 2:16PM
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Try it on a small sampling of your worms instead of the whole squirm. That way you'll only have 10 Superworms (who have just eaten the front door and are now making short work of the refrigerator) instead of 10,000.


    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 4:58PM
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Haha..I'll try it one with and one without and see if there is a difference. Might have lime green worms great for fishing.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 8:16AM
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Just so long as they don't turn out like the worms from 'Dune' (or was that before your time?), or more recently, like the Anaconda movie.


    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:29PM
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Anaconda is more my time. If I can grow worms that big I'll need ti invest in a bigger bin.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 9:05PM
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