Sure can. You should see my compost pile! My fieance thinks im nots, maybe not to far from the truth, but ya. We throw away soooooo much food srcap, egg shells, egg cartons, ect. So im on the search for the ultimate worm/ nutrient food supliment. What food scraps can i feed to my goldfish? I have a co-worker who feeds his just about everything from squash to fish scraps. Any advise?
Would there be a way to sweet-talk the little buggers out of my matrix- material inerts? Light, heat, soaking, music? Anyone know how to get 'em out?
I read an article a while back, Scientific American I think where someone actually did a study on why this works. Turns out the sound makes the worms think a mole (shrew? I forget) is coming I guess they are pretty feared by worms as a predator, so if the worms hear that they go above ground, the risk of getting eaten is less up there at that moment. pretty interesting piece of trivia... Oh yeah I have redworms in my growbeds and they are thriving. When i dig up the gravel by the inlets they seem almost hyperactive compared to the worms in my composter!
Rick Op said:
Nate Storey said:Would there be a way to sweet-talk the little buggers out of my matrix- material inerts? Light, heat, soaking, music? Anyone know how to get 'em out?
Nate, I'd use Music.
An old fisherman's trick is to insert a straight stick several inches into the ground, and rub another stick across the top, like playing a fiddle (or saw). The worms would start wiggling out of the earth going straight up and out.
It produced a sine wave, I guess, so you could do the same on the zip tubes with dowels. Or a taut fishing line and a bow.
Or a didgeridoo.
Or attach a speaker and (starting at a low volume) put a sine wave, 60 to 90 cycles, into the tube. Catch 'em in a bowl below the zip tube.
The second time you do it, please make a video of it for us! It should evoke a mass evacuation but not harm 'em (if the amplitude is within reason).