I’ve decided to wrap-up my “Waste Optimization Challenge” experiment today after checking on the system (yesterday) and finding no evidence of the carrots that were added. Unfortunately, I haven’t been closely watching the system this past week, so I can’t say for sure exactly what day the last of the carrots finally disappeared, but I suspect it was within the last few days.
All in all, I had fun with this one. The results weren’t earth-shattering by any means, but it was still very interesting to see how the different treatments compared to one another. As alluded to in another post, for my follow-up to this one I’d like to see how waste processing in a bin with no springtails compares to a bin with lots of springtails. I think I will use only carrot peelings – some that are fresh and some that were previously frozen then thawed.
Should be fun!
Day 0 (Feb 10th, 2012)
Day 25 (Mar 6th, 2012)