Continuing with my theme of “how many crazy things can I vermicompost?” (lol), I decided to toss in part of a “Cheese String” the other day. I wasn’t expecting much due to the fat and salt content of the cheese, but have ended up quite surprised by the results.
Not sure “vermicomposting” is the appropriate term – since the worms are not-surprisingly showing zero interest in the cheese – but springtails, mites and a small beetle variety have been going to town on it!
Below is a close-up of the underside of the cheese.
While I certainly don’t have plans to start adding lots of cheese to my systems (again, the salt and fat are a concern) – it’s pretty interesting to see what the critters do with this material!