Yeah, things have been a bit quiet around here as of late (considering my last blog post was my last Tiny Tub update)! Yikes.
I finally checked on my tubs last night.
Here are my cocoon counts:
Bin #1 – 18 cocoons
Bin #2 – 0 cocoons (remember, my worms disappeared early on and I decided to keep it as a comparison bin)
Bin #3 – 22 cocoons
Temperature down in the basement is still around 17 C (~63 F).
The adult Red Worms in the two worm bins are still looking big and healthy. STILL no juveniles – but some of the cocoons looked just about ready to hatch.
Food levels were looking pretty low, so I added some frozen kale to all 3 tubs. Adding some new bedding to a couple of the bins as well.
We had a bit of a scare with my daughters bin (remember – she is keeping a different TTTWC bin up in her room so we can compare). What’s funny is that she had been at me repeatedly to check on it and I kept delaying it (was never at the “right time” – plus I figured there wasn’t much to check up on yet).
Guess I should have listened to her! When we finally did check on the bin, the contents were completely dried out. I didn’t even think about the warmer temps (and likely drier air) up in her room!
Anyway – I thought for sure the bin was a “gonner” and I apologized to my daughter for messing up the project. But just in case, I added some water to the tub and left it to sit for a few days.
Surprisingly enough, when I dumped it out last night I found two healthy looking worms! One of them even seems to have reached maturity! So I added some more food, closed up the bin, and put it back up in my daughters closet (she was sleeping – and I forgot to tell her this morning! Will give her the good news once she is home from school! lol).
Needless to say we’ll be checking up on the bin a bit more often from here on out!
How are things coming along in your TTTWC bins?
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