Re: NANFA-- green earthworms dont squiggle
Mon, 1 May 2000 10:23:57 EDT

In a message dated 4/30/00 11:18:22 PM US Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Worm bedding is a fine start, but it's just shredded newspaper. I started
off with 50% shredded newspaper and 50% peat moss. I added 1 lb of red
wrigglers (~1000 worms) and then vegetable waste from the kitchen. I have
been feeding red wrigglers to my fish aggressively for months now (part of a
balanced breakfast) and have had no fatalities. I don't clean their guts or
anything. I just try to get most of the dirt off them and then it's lunch
time. >>

Over the years, I have read conflicting articles mentioning the toxins in
newspapers, including Dioxin. Some articles said to avoid using colored
newsprint and that the plain black and white is OK. Does anyone have an
accurate reading on what the facts are?

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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