I’m overdue for a Worm Inn Mega update!
As is usually the case (when things get a bit quiet on the update front), I haven’t been feeding quite as often as I could or “should”. The fact that the overall level of material in the system is still up pretty close to the top tells me I’ll likely need to harvest soon.
Digging around yesterday, it looked as though the food materials have been getting processed quite well – even all the buns and bread that were added not too long ago. But conditions were getting a bit dry for my liking.
I added just over 9 lb of mixed food waste yesterday (important to note that most batches of “food” do have at least some bedding materials in them – but they wouldn’t contribute much in terms of weight). That brings my total (for this trial) up to ~74 lb. My first food addition was a little over 2 months ago, so I’m definitely proceeding more slowly than I’d hoped (should be at least 50 lb per month).
For this particular feeding, I chose to add only food and “living material” (aged, and worm-processed horse manure). I’ve been adding a lot of bedding each time, and I think that may be slowing things down a bit.
I will be interested to see how things progress over the next few weeks with no further bedding additions. Maybe I can even end up with some worm densities like John’s!