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Feed red worms nut shells or 100% cotton

Posted by sunnysouth4u (My Page) on
Tue, May 6, 08 at 21:36

Hello, I have been reading about raising red worms for about 2 weeks.... I ordered my today and am anxiously awaiting their arrival. I have 2 questions: 1. can you feed worms nut shells? ex. pecans, peanut etc. 2. can you feed them 100% cotton items? ex. old 100% cotton towels? - Would it be best to precompost? Thank you, Ron


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RE: Feed red worms nut shells or 100% cotton

nut shells don't really decompose, and will look exactly the same next year as when ya put them in, and I can't imagine cloth would contribute much, even precomposted, though if it was well shredded it might be useable as part of the bedding .... if you don't have much better things to feed in quantity you're gonna have some unhappy worms, lookin for the train outta town

what worms eat is the microbes that cause decomposition of organics, the largest population of those decomposers will happen fastest on sugary, starchy foods, things that you would eat, if it wasn't spoiled or scrap, and things that contain high moisture levels .... most of what we eat is 85% water

Bill


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