"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"
A breeder bin for compost worms
Kimberly asked an interesting question about worm breeder bins!
I'm almost finished reading your book, "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget" It's been very helpful and has great information. I've really enjoyed reading it. I do have a question tho about bin size. I am building my breeder bins out of wood. Is there a minimum depth that a breeder bin should be? also, what about outside dimensions? I'm a little limited on space so I want to make them as compact as possible but at the same time I don't want to overcrowd the worms where it would interfere with the reproducing.
Thanks so much Best regards, Kimberly
thank you for your positive feedback and your interesting question. I am glad you enjoyed my book.
Let me answer your questions:
Is there a minimum depth that a breeder bin should be?
Your breeder bins should definitely have a minimum depth of about 6 inches and be filled up with bedding to about 4 inches. (At these levels you need to take care that the bins don't get exposed to extreme temperatures (not to cold or to hot).
Your outside dimensions for a breeder bin that houses 500 Mature worms should cover an area of at least 1 Square foot.
This should keep your worms happy and productive.
I hope these answers are helpful to you Kimberly.
Just move forward I am sure you will be successful!