Quick update on the papaya vermicomposting front. I actually almost forgot about this one (surprise – lol) – but a comment on the first post reminded me to go have a look today.
The papaya is definitely pretty well processed by now – and a LOT more worms seem to be taking an interest in it as well. I have included my Day 0 image below for comparison.
As you can see, the springtails are really going to town on the remains of the fruit!
When I flipped the pieces over, I also found lots of worms – especially under the lower piece. Interestingly, most of the worms seemed to be quite young. Perhaps the larger worms are simply hanging out a bit further below the surface.
Susan B (who posted the recent comment that reminded me to check on the experiment today) mentioned the possibility of papaya seeds causing sterility in worms. This sounds like a new Tiny Tub Two Worm Challenge trial waiting to happen!!