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Soggy casting

Posted by langeranger none (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 21, 12 at 11:57

I'm new at this. I have a three-tier "Worm Factory" setup. Despite adding food only when I see little or none remaining, I continue to get castings that resemble wet mud. I've been using mainly shredded newsprint for bedding. Eager to hear what I might do to remedy my muddy situation.


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RE: Soggy casting

Leave out paper and add LOTS of shredded thick cardboard. More air and less clumping with cardboard. More absorbent and worms love it.Add more with each feeding


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RE: Soggy casting

I'll ditto that. While I still use some paper in my feedings, I also use lots cardboard to help air things out.

The wet is also just one of those things with plastic systems, they hold water so well. So if your feedings are with items that contain a lot of water, you'll basically be adding that to the system. So the higher water content of your food wastes, the more bedding you'll want to use to soak it up. And as always....

You can never have too much bedding ;)


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RE: Soggy casting

Hey you two, thanks for the tips. Fortunately, I have some corrugated boxes on hand. So the wigglers are gonna be feasting on cardboard.


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