Worms for human manure

by Walt
(Colorado)

European nightcrawlers

European nightcrawlers

I need to make positive impression on new woman in my life. I'd like to upgrade my sawdust toilet that goes in woodstove (nine month winter here) and convert to worms for summer and hopefully full time through winter. How much volume and worms would I need to keep up with two adults. Coolish temperatures between 45 in winter and 65 in summer. Thanks

Comments for Worms for human manure

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 02, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Re: Worms for human manure
by: Stephan

Hello Walt

The winter temperatures you mentioned are just above the temperatures that the most popular compost worms (Eisenia fetida) known as red wigglers tolerate but at those lower temperatures they will become a little sluggish so you might want to make sure their bin is a little insulated to keep them very active.

2 adults will probably produce close to t0 2 pounds / 1 kg of humanure (poop) per day plus the paper. You would need about 10000 compost worms to take care of this amount of waste and should have a worm farm that has a surface area of at least 1 meter square / 10.76 square feet.

In addition you should separate most of the urine and use it rather as natural fertilizer or for a compost heap.

Once your worms have converted all the humanure into worm castings it is advisable to store the worm castings for at least one year but preferably 2 years before you use them to make sure that all the potential pathogens they might carry are completely destroyed. Alternatively you can recycle your human waste poop and urine in a thermophilic compost heap and feed the finished compost to the worms.

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert

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

Editor of www.worm-composting-help.com

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 31.10.2018

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 breeding -Science Project

    Apr 10, 19 11:45 AM

    Hello, Hi. In my science class, we have recieved 2 worms and have to make them have babies by the end of the month. Is there a way to speed it up? is

    Read More

  2. How to build the Indoor worm farm

    Apr 03, 19 09:00 AM

    Can you please give the instructions on how to make the indoor worm bin from bucket as shown in the picture here https://www.worm-composting-help.com/Indoor-worm-farm.html

    Read More

  3. Small black beetles in my worm bin!

    Apr 02, 19 06:58 AM

    Hi, I have red wigglers for many years and from time to time I get little black beetles in my worm bins. As most beetles are carnivores I was just wondering

    Read More





Use worms

against climate change