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Hornworm poop as fertilizer?

Posted by chickenjamie Indiana (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 30, 10 at 12:38

I've picked off several medium- to big-sized hornworms the past couple of days and put them in a large container, and have actually been feeding them with the plan of watching them (hopefully) pupate and become moths. In the meantime, of course, they're producing a large amount of poop! It got me thinking- I wonder if it would be good fertilizer? Has anyone out there ever tried this? I might experiment with it a little.

Thanks! Jamie

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RE: Hornworm poop as fertilizer?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 5, 10 at 19:39

Even if that would work, you'd need a LOT of tomato plants to feed a LOT of hornworms!

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