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Re: [Killietalk] Synthetic cultures
I'll add my negative results too. I think success with grindals worms, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, or hands of the culturer, or something.
I have tried growing grindals on sponge, on scrubbers, and more recently on the polyfiber material that is used to stuff upholstery, etc. They have never done more than survive for me and I find soil substrates much easier.
I would recommend the worm bedding that is sold at outlets like Walmart for grindals. It seems to resist packing down more than does the usual potting soil/peat mix. I never have grindal worm cultures crash these days, thanks to the addition of garden lime to the substrate. However, I do find that eventually the substrate gets ground up by the worms and packs down to become an anaerobic sludge. Then the worms stop producing more than a trickle. At that time I start new cultures.
----- Original Message -----
From: LeeH920226 at aol_com
To: killietalk at aka_org
Sent: Thu, 20 May 2004 17:06:04 EDT
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Synthetic cultures
> In a message dated 5/20/04 4:21:24 PM, debunix at well_com writes:
> << the
> worms are alive, but not propagating. So I'm obviously doing
> something wrong. >>
> Same with mine. Grindal, micro and Walter - none are doing anything on
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
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