flour

dadugriffOctober 23, 2013

I have a sack of old flour to dispose of. I also have several small well established rm bins. Is it ok to put straight flour in the bin? How much at a time? Thanks.

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11otis

I guess it should be OK to sprinkle it lightly on top.
I cooked mine, mixed with old oat meal into a gruel and added several spoon full at a time. The worms went nuts,but so did the mites.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 3:59PM
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sbryce_gw

Flour become paste in the bin and molds badly. I wouldn't use it. But if you are determined to, use very small amounts.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 12:30AM
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greengrass12(5)

I sprinkle couple tsp in with food during winter months. Worms like it.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 7:58PM
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jasdip

Otis, I put some leftover cooked oatmeal in my bin once, before I started using the green bin recycling program.

Mites were all over it! I tend to have a mite problem in my bin. I hate these buggers.

As an aside, I once put a some brown rice in my bin that we didn't like. It overheated and killed my poor lads. I've never put rice in there since, and am careful with any new food.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 4:26PM
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sbryce_gw

I nearly killed my worms by feeding them rice. Anything that is very starchy (grains) should be fed to the worms in very small amounts. Mixing it with other foods helps. When I fed the rice in small amounts, the worms were fine. When I got impatient and feed a lot at once, things got really ugly.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 4:59PM
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hummersteve

Ive been in the habit of sprinkling corn meal in my bin and never had any problems with critters. But I tried some pancakes after seeing someone else do it on you tube but I wont do it again got a lot white worms from it.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 8:38PM
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