Today I was getting ready to put together a self-mocking post entitled “Bentley’s Ultimate Bin…For Growing Isopods”, telling you all about how my “ultimate bin” project ended up being a total dud for Red worms, but a top notch way to breed loads of isopods (aka “sow bugs”, “wood lice” etc).
But then something strange happened…
I started digging around in the bin and found loads of Red Worms!
It seems our recent wet fall weather, combined with a significant drop in temperatures has brought the worms out of hiding! All my coffee-grounds-dominated outdoor beds are absolutely loaded with Red Worms now! I’ll admit that my wooden bin is still not quite in “ultimate” territory (lol), but it is amazing how quickly things can turn around when conditions become more favorable for the worms!
Getting back to those isopods…
For those of you who wants to breed these critters like crazy (as a live-food organism etc), might I suggest a well-ventilated, somewhat damp (but not wet) system containing lots of shredded cardboard, coffee grounds, and perhaps some food waste?