Cornmeal?

thch91December 10, 2009

I have a small amount of Self rising Buttermilk cornmeal left and was wondering if it would be ok to feed in worm bin? will it cause unwanted critters? would it be good for the worms? I have an inside bin in a rubbermaid container.

Thanks

Tammy

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sbryce_gw

Cornmeal should be fine for the worms if sprinkled over the bedding in small amounts over several days. I would question whether baking powder is something you should be feeding to the worms, since self-rising flours contain baking powder.

You would also want to check the ingredient list to see if there is salt in the corn meal. Some of the regulars here are not concerned about small amounts of salt, but I will not feed my worms anything with salt in it.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 2:07AM
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steamyb(7)

If you can eat it, then the worms can eat it when it rots.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 8:00AM
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sbryce_gw

Salt doesn't rot.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 10:46AM
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steamyb(7)

True.
As you wish.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 4:36PM
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sbryce_gw

In fact, salt is a preservative. It kills bacteria.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 6:16PM
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steamyb(7)

You know, for years I have been telling my wife I was going to get some "T" shirts printed.
On the front it would say,
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and on the back it would say,
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I could sure use one now!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 7:31PM
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rom.calgary.ab(3a)

I'd buy one.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 9:13PM
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