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Worm Castings under microscope

Posted by MilwaukeeMatt none (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 13:31

Hey everyone, long time reader but I figured I'd log in to share this. I recently purchased a microscope, and of course I wanted to look at my worm composting bin! Here's a clip of all the creatures moving around in a compost bin. Take a look :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Vermicomposting under a microscope

This post was edited by MilwaukeeMatt on Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 13:36

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RE: Worm Castings under microscope

Matt: that is so cool. Just curious, what is the magnification?
Thanks for sharing.

RE: Worm Castings under microscope

Bacteria was 1000x. The others are a mix of 40x, 100X, and 400x.

RE: Worm Castings under microscope

Cool! I wonder if that last insect was a springtail?

RE: Worm Castings under microscope

Eh, I doubt it. This thing is much much smaller than a springtail.

RE: Worm Castings under microscope

That's an outstanding example of "one picture is worth 1k words". We discuss life forms at work within worm bins and compost but how many actualy see it? Thanks Matt,I hope to see more in the future.

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