New dog poop worm bin

by SooJ
(Yakima, Wa, USA)

Hi there! Great article.


I just put a pound of red worms two days ago in the bin that i've created to compost dog poop. There is a thick layer of newspaper, then like 2 lbs of dog poop and then more newspaper. so far the worms stay in the top pile of newspapers and don't go into the poop layer. i even found about 10 worms or so in the second bin to catch excess water/leachate. how long should i wait before adding any more dog poop? is this going to work? i'm worried the worms will all just die off :(

could you provide any more details or extra steps?
thank you!

bloosooshi@gmail.com

Comments for New dog poop worm bin

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 26, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dog poop worm farm
by: Stephan

Hello, thank you for your contribution.

Compost worms are top feeders and are therefore nearly always found close to the surface of their environment. It would probably be best if you would remove the worms and the top newspaper layer and restart your dog poop worm bin again.

Place the shredded newspaper bedding in the bottom of your bin. This should be at least 10cm / 4 inches high. Then add your worms and give them about 10 minutes to dive for cover. Next add your dog poop. It should not cover the whole surface of your dog poop worm bin. Worms will usually take about 2 weeks to get used to a new environment. After that you should see some action in your bin and the pile of dog poop slowly shrinking.

Once this is happening keep adding fresh dog waste to your bin. Worms that went to the bottom bin which is designated for the worm leachate should be collected and added to the top bin again.

These steps should get your bin going. For further questions have a look at the pages of our beginners guide to worm composting and the pages that deal with FAQ's.

Then you should be on your way. If you need further assistance please let me know. Once your dog poop worm bin is working feel free to share an update and maybe a picture with us the the worm composting community!

All the best and happy worming

Stephan

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.

SearchSuchen


How to make

$ -MONEY - $

with earthworms! 

The Book 

"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget 

Order a printed copy from "Amazon"  at the SPECIAL PRICE of only

$8.95

or a digital version from the "Kindle" store at the SPECIAL PRICE of only

$3.95

Prices valid till 15.09.2018

Extended!



How worms recycle human manure




Disclaimer: The link to the worm farm is my affiliate link. Meaning, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you, should you purchase the product through my affiliate link.




Recent Articles

  1. worm bin composting

    Sep 17, 18 12:19 PM

    Worm bin composting is becoming more and more popular. And there are some compelling reasons for it.

    Read More

  2. wurmkiste selber bauen

    Sep 10, 18 08:37 AM

    Wer eine Wurmkiste selber bauen will braucht weder viel Zeit noch Geld investieren.

    Read More

  3. diy worm composting bin

    Sep 07, 18 08:30 AM

    This article will show you in easy to follow steps how to quickly set up a diy worm composting bin.

    Read More





Use worms

against climate change





Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel



Recycling food waste with earthworms

Recycling von Essensresten


Start a worm business without having to buy worms

My book below explains in detail how to make money with earthworms!

Find out what actual customers had to say about the book





Dealing with Maggots in a worm farm


Your Questions about worm composting?

Do you have any questions or suggestions about worm composting?

This is the place where you can interact with us and other worm composting friends!

[ ? ]

Here yu can upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Superworm and Mealworm Poop 
Dear Admin, Good day to you. I am Kenny CY who are from Malaysia Penang. I started a Superworm & Mealworm Farm earlier this year. We are producing a …

Where to sell worms in Namibia? 
Where to sell worms in Namibia?

vermicompost 
I am Batuhan Gemci from Turkey. hereby through this email, I want to introduce our company.

Regenwürmer am leben halten. 
Einen schoenen guten Tag, Ich lebe in Thailand u. wuerde gerne gesammelte Regenwuermer (keine Kompostwuermer) als Fischkoeder verkaufen, da sie im Gegensatz …

Click here to write your own.