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Comment by Athey on April 22, 2011 at 11:33am
Very interesting, how does the worm compost bin fit into the aquaponics system? Does the water filter through the plants from the fish, then through the worm bin and back to the fish? If so does the water not become like compost tea from draining through the worm farm? Thanks.
Comment by TCLynx on July 22, 2010 at 7:04am
Depending on rabbit hutch set up, I've heard of people setting up a sloping screen below the cages so the bunny berries will roll to one side and into a worm bin while the urine will mostly drop straight down through the screen into some absorbent carbon material that can be composted.

I expect the worms were not reacting to "acid" in the urine but probably getting burned by the salts and ammonia content of the urine. For whatever reason, urine is usually too strong for worm bins.
Comment by Amy Youngs on July 21, 2010 at 9:32pm
One of the other members in this group taught me about feeding rabbit poop to worms. We had to figure out ways to separate the urine though, since it is so acidic. My indoor bunny urinates in his litterbox but leaves the poop pellets scattered around my office so I sweep or vacuum them up and empty it into the worm bin. For my outdoor bunny, I've made wire "poop separator" insert for his litterbox.
Comment by Molly Stanek on July 21, 2010 at 9:14pm
Very interesting concept! I have four rabbits but I wasn't aware that their waste was good food for worms. I like the illustration a lot - my bunnies would love a playpen like that!

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