Update 5, bin 1. Amazing progress. There are worms everywhere in that bin. I thought they would be concentrated in the thicker soil under all the food waste I’ve been feeding. What a surprise to find then in numbers under the decaying grass introduced last week. They all look healthy. The roly poly are also doing well I could see many smaller ones running around in there indicating reproduction. They might overrun the bin. If they do I let them loose on my yard compost pile. It is an experiment.
When I lifted part of a mango I found another unidentified insect alongside the worms. Was able to get a close up on video. It looked like something I’ve seen when pulling bark off a rotting tree. Maybe I’ll be able to figure out what it is. Guessing it was in the soil that the worms were in when I introduced them to the bin.
Can’t remember if I was going to start putting waste on the thinner soil side this soon. After seeing the number of worms under the grass I will. Start building it up. Couldn’t be more fascinated by this bin and it’s progression. The distribution and number of worms, rapidly reproducing roly polys and a new species. Added strawberries, sprayed a good rain to keep the moisture up seemed a little dry in there. The hard part at this point is knowing how much waste to put in without creating a stinking mess. Don’t want to over do it. -13
Video Update 5 Below