Worm Castings under microscope

MilwaukeeMattSeptember 25, 2013

Hey everyone, long time reader but I figured I'd log in to share this. I recently purchased a microscope, and of course I wanted to look at my worm composting bin! Here's a clip of all the creatures moving around in a compost bin. Take a look :-)


Here is a link that might be useful: Vermicomposting under a microscope

This post was edited by MilwaukeeMatt on Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 13:36

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Matt: that is so cool. Just curious, what is the magnification?
Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 1:46PM
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Bacteria was 1000x. The others are a mix of 40x, 100X, and 400x.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 1:50PM
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Cool! I wonder if that last insect was a springtail?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 8:00PM
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Eh, I doubt it. This thing is much much smaller than a springtail.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 8:46AM
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That's an outstanding example of "one picture is worth 1k words". We discuss life forms at work within worm bins and compost but how many actualy see it? Thanks Matt,I hope to see more in the future.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 2:33PM
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