NANFA-L-- Reg-worm eggs

Sajjad Lateef (
Wed, 2 Feb 2005 07:04:21 -0800 (PST)

Thanks for the comments. The "specks" are definitely not cocoons
of the red worm.

I am now inclined to think that they are some kind of mites
as they are traveling outside the air-holes poked in the styro

I think that this indoor red-worm culture experiment is not
working out too well. The lack of drainage for the container,
too much food per worm, little aeration of the substrate
are prime suspects. I am going to setup a decent compost
bin system outside in spring and we'll see how the worms do

The grindal worms are doing OK, but, not as well as expected.
The trick is feeding very little, otherwise the leftover food
spoils the culture.

The flour beetles haven't made any larvae yet. The mealworms are
pupating, but, no adults and thus no new larvae yet. Haven't setup the
drosophila cultures yet, but, I will wait till spring to setup a
culture in the garage (apparently, escaped wingless flies indoors
does not portend well for marital harmony :).



Sajjad Lateef  e-mail: sajjadlateef AT yahoo DOT com

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