Well today I work all morning with them. New bedding and food. And lots of water!
They are pretty forgiving and will fend for themselves for quite some time. But the main thing to remember is that they have to be kept pretty wet, as they breath through their skin and taht means they have to have a wet environment.
|This is Daisy. She was suppost to be helping, But her idea of helping is to chase rabbits or to find Deer POOP to roll in! (Silly Dog!!!).|
Anyway, once I got out to the beds, The first thing I had to do was clean up around the beds with the weed eater.
|Grass and weeds had gotten pretty bad around the beds,|
|And the spoiled hay bales were almost covered up. I got the hay curb side a few weeks ago and it is prime bedding material! Once that was done, it was time to open the beds up.|
|Like I said, the worms are pretty forgiving and there were quite a few mixed in the old bedding and the casts. Sorry they are hard to see, but that's the best my camera can do!|
Once I racked back some old bedding and was able to see several worms doing their think, I placed some new bedding in. This was a combination of shredded newsprint, and the paper rolls I mentioned before. I made sure that it was pretty wet before it went into the beds.
|Just layered down the middle, after soaking in water for a few minutes. I let the water drain off before putting the bedding in.|
|And then cover it all with a good later of rotten hay and water it all down. The hay and other bedding will decompose and get turned into casts too.|
|Closed up to help keep the mousture in and to keep it dark (worms do not like the light). The extra bottles are for watering again later.|
Talk to you later,