WORM BIN PREDATION

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Though not appealing to us, worms are yummy.  Rodents, small reptiles and birds all find them delicious.  We’ve learned a valuable lesson this summer.  In the last week, despite the onset of climate change (or perhaps because of it) our night-time temperature have speedily dropped.  Composting worms function best between 25 to 30 degrees celsius, we decided to bring in a few bins that have been sitting out on the front porch.  One of the bins was empty of worms, the bedding and vermicast remained but all worms and the food from this week were gone.  We’re not talking about just a handful either, there was probably two pounds of wrigglers in this one.  We check the bins every couple of days so the predation event happened very quickly, one helpful family member commented that they had seen a mouse jump out of the bin the day before….yikes!  The open top bin was ripe for pillaging, even though it was inside a porch.  Worm replacement can cost over $100.00 so keep an eye on those bins people.  Now that we’re embarassingly replacing our own worms, we’ll chalk this one up as another “catastrofic bin failure” and add a new catagory to the “we’ll replace your worms once”  file.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2012/08/01/the-worm-who-dun-it/

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