Vermiposting and juglone
I've researched this a bit and havent found anything useful, done a little experimentation but not sufficient to yield anything conclusive so I'm wondering if any of you may have experience or information about this.
I try to gather all the falling leaves, nuts, etc and keep them away from the garden, composting areas, etc but it's not always possible to keep the leaves 100% segregated. Some say composting black walnut leaves is safe, others disagree. I'm not so sure so don't chance it. On the other hand, I understand that vermiposting has been found to be quite a purifier, able to eliminate all sorts of harmful substances, I believe, even viruses, diseases, etc.
I don't know if it's, first, the nut worms and isopods followed by the wigglers or if they all join in from the beginning but somebody loves the walnut materials: nuts, husk, leaves etc leaving big piles of "black gold" that I hesitate to use.
However, to further complicate matters, apparently juglone is also an effective dewormer.
" ..while the hulls are extracted and used in alternative medicine. The black walnut tree contains the chemical compound juglone, a known toxin that has well-documented herbicidal properties. Juglone is toxic to many species of animals and plant and is found in particularly high levels in the leaves, roots, husks and bark of the black walnut tree.
..."Veterinary Herbal Medicine" cite several 19th-century sources that claim black walnut to be effective in killing and expelling intestinal worms from animals..
So, my question(s) become: Can vermiposting eliminate juglone or negate the effects of juglone?
Are Walnut trees/juglone safe to (composting as opposed to parasitic/intestinal) worms?