Corn Masa

jcurtis912August 1, 2012

I mix in some corn masa into my compost bedding with my worms yesterday. I checked in on it this morning. They went ABSOLUTELY NUTS. They are in like 3 or 4 big swirling masses, right next to clumps of corn masa that has lots of BSFL larvae in it. They look fat, and when i picked one up, it had a shiny irridescent sheen to it.

Why do people say corn meal is bad for the worms?

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It's because some overgeneralize, they have one bad experience and write the food off totally. Some foods are more risky than others when being added to a bin, either due to heating issues, potential ammonia, excess moisture, etc.. But the actual risk depends on other things like quantity, type of bin, how it's added, age of bin etc. as well as the added material itself. But some are still prone to be a bit dramatic and say food xxx is bad under any circumstance.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:02PM
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I have a 5lb bag of masa way out of date. How thick a layer did you add, or how did you mix it with what kind of bedding? I was a little hesitant to put much in.

I believe worms will eat ANYTHING that once lived, plant or animal...... Key is to feed slow and in moderation. Pocket feed to be safe.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:47PM
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