Greetings and Felicitations! On 01-Aug-00 03:25:14 you said,
> Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 19:26:27 -0400
> From: "Walker Bennett" <wabennett@...-web.net>
>Subject: RE: Puzzled
>You may have overfed...
>The fact that temps within the bed have reached the 90's says that you
>have actively composting organic material present (could reach 130-160
>degrees - will kill worms!)
Or that the temperatures in the garage have exceeded 100 degrees. A
likelihood, given what the daytime temperatures have been, lately.
>Add more 'browns', (leaves, newspaper, etc.) and mix well. That will
>cool down your bin.
Good idea; I'll try it.
>(approx. 1-000/lb) and the fact that they will eat their own weight a
>day. Never add more than the calculated number of worms that you have
>or you will end up with a 'hot' compost pile.
Yep, I've managed to heat things up twice. I'm more cautious these
days; hopefully, cautious /enough/! :-)
Thanks for the advice!
/*John A. Whiting*/
Co-editor of Aladdin's Lamp and ImageFX Currents
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