I checked up on my TTTWC bins again today.
I’m happy to report that I finally have some hatchlings!
Here are the results (not bothering with worm-less tub #2 anymore since it is just for comparison purposes)
Bin #1 – 22 cocoons. 7 Hatchlings
Bin #3 – 32 cocoons. 1 Hatchling
Temperature down in the basement is still around 17 C (~63 F).
All hatchlings are still very small. I was surprised to see such a big difference between the two bins in terms of numbers (of cocoons and hatchlings), but my guess is that it will level out over time.
It’s becoming more and more time-consuming checking on these bins now, so I may stop counting cocoons fairly soon and just stick with the worms. It’s really the worm population I am most interested in anyway, so it’s a sacrifice I don’t mind making.
As a sidenote, I also checked up on my daughter’s Tiny Tub (started in February, and kept in her room). I was glad to see that it was still moist. There is now 1 adult and 1 juvenile worm, so it may still be a little while before we start seeing cocoons in there.
How are your Tiny Tubs coming along?
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