Worm bin notes: Death of a roach

Update 7 for bins 2 & 3.  Bin 2 is looking good.  No foul odors.  Looks like there is a notable amount of waste left in here than in bin 3.  This is indicating I need to move more worms from bin 3 over.  The difference is clear to see.  Moisture level seems good.  I’ll need to add more cardboard soon.  Better add some sand next feed time.

Bin 3 is working like a well oiled machine.  It’s unimaginable how much they can change the landscape inside the bin.  Somehow they move half a mango to make it look like it’s sinking into the soil.  Totally amazed by that.  Seems like there are more of the white dot and skinny bugs in bin 2 than in this bin.  Maybe they’re subsoil when the waste gets that low.  I can see them move in and out of the soil when I watch them.  Mostly I see them on top.  No foul odors.

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Last post I mentioned roaches.  Thought it was going to be a big hassle to find it.  Wow was I wrong.  As I was moving the cardboard out of the bin the roach ended up in my hand.  At first I didn’t know it was there because it was in the gloved hand.  I then noticed something kind of squishy.  Thinking it was a small pile of worm bunched up I quickly looked where my fingers sensing the difference.

It was the roach, or a new one.  I was in disbelieve it was that easy.  Couldn’t have planned that in a million years.  Once I realized my luck I threw it on the floor and killed it.  The cats sitting there supervising me.  Hope that was all of them.  -13

Video Update 7 Below

Worm bin notes: They aren’t alone

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

Dash Cam: Merge & Exit Madness 4

Merge – Exit Madness is back for number 4 of south Florida crazy driving.  A compilation of dangerous, stupid, selfish things drivers do merging and exiting I-95, I-75, the Florida Turnpike and other highways.  Get ready for CRAZY!

Worm bin notes: Life is good in the bin

Update 6 for bins 2 & 3.  Bin 2 is progressing along nicely.  The worms from bin 3 seem to help keep the balance so I can put an equal amount of waste in.  It appears healthy and moist.  I may add more worms from 3 later but am still watching the consumption rate.

Bin 3, doesn’t seem to have any noticeable difference in the consumption rate since I moved the worms.  The soil is moist.  There’s an abundance of the smaller insects that usually inhabit the bins.  Everything seems to be fine.

I did notice a roach on the cardboard when I was editing the video and have yet to locate it.  Here I go again with the roaches.  I haven’t introduced anything questionable to the bin lately so there hasn’t been much to note.  I’ll keep taking before/after stills and video to track the consumption rates, and when I introduce a questionable item that I haven’t filmed before.  Time to hunt for roaches. -13

 

Video Update 6 Below

Dash Cam: Fisher Island Ferry

Fisher Island Ferry.  It’s not exactly what I’d like it to be.  Was hoping to get a front row seat but haven’t over the last several years.  In this video we get a good view anyway.  I’ve been surprised how difficult it is to get in front.  It’s all about timing.  There has been other footage but the water was so rough that when the playback speed was increased it made it impossible to watch.

In this video we get smooth water and a decent view.  On the return trip there is I think a Netherlands flagged wood mast ship.  I couldn’t figure out which ship is was and am hoping someone will be able to identify it and share it with us.  Until we have better footage this will be it for the ferry. -13

 

South Florida Driving 101 Dash Cam Compilation 5

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South Florida Driving 101.  Dash cam compilation 5.  Trying to stay on top of all the footage from the two vehicles.   It’s amazing how fast it is piling up.  Picking up my speed as I learn new things.  Editing this kind of footage is time-consuming at the least.  Fun as can be.  Was able to figure out how to add a watermark across the footage to prevent piracy.  Can’t believe I’ve done it but it must be so.  It is a lot of work creating just one video.

This footage is good with chaos and maybe an aircraft engine or wing on fire landing at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport.  Of course all the no indicator signals you need.  Footage is from dK2 filmed in Fort Lauderdale and Miami on March 28, 2017.  Enjoy. -13

South Florida Driving 101 Dash Cam Compilation 4

South Florida Driving 101 time again.  The next video is live on YouTube.  Driving lesson 4 from Fort Lauderdale to Homestead and back again footage courtesy of dK2.  This is just one day of driving experience in South Florida.  Too many titles to mention.  There seems to be a theme in this one of no turn signals.  The people turning in the construction zone reached a new level of dumb.  Look close, they’re working below grade in a manhole.  Not sure why the police officer parked in front of that work crew wasn’t issuing tickets or at least warnings for crap like that.

“Merging Lane Hog” was a particularly interesting piece of lane hoarding.  Not sure what that person was trying to do.  Driving didn’t seem to be one of them.  “Confused ?” reminds me of one thing, the night my friend and I caught a guy robbing a store.  Something about the way the car stops, jumps forward, then moves again.  Exactly the way it began in the highway median that night.

More editing fun with the cloud thought bubbles in “Signal? It’s just an afterthought”.  That was really fun and challenging to make.  And, totally low-budget in every way.  Just the way I like it.  During editing I’ve been noticing a few things in the back ground that went unnoticed at first and unfortunately I’ve deleted them already, videos documenting interesting art, architecture, major highway construction, city skyline kind of things.  Things that are part of a changing history.

It has inspired me to make sure to keep that material and make future videos for everyone to see what things looked like at that particular time.  There is a new title “Building Art”, it features slowed down footage of art visible on buildings or structures.  As always this video is family friendly. -13