Can I Add Cardboard To My Wormery?

Cardboard is great for your worm composter (as is a sprinkling of lime mix) A ratio of 25-30% volume of..Cardboard is great for your worm composter (as is a sprinkling of lime mix) A ratio of 25-30% volume of cardboard or equivalent will ensure speedier worm composting. Avoid the really shiny boxes like soap powder and go for newsprint, egg boxes etc. [more info]

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What food can I feed to my Worms?

Worms are decomposers and they consume organic matter and convert it into nutrient-rich compost.

Can birds on the nest eat mealworms?

As the adult birds feed their young they are looking for food rich in protein and liquids. Baby birds have no access to water and it’s needed to sustain life so this is provided by live food of one form or another.

Why won't my worms move?

If your worms are not moving to the next tray, there could be a few reasons:

What should I do about mites in my worm bin?

There are a few types of mite that love a worm composting kit and this is all normal and part of the ecosystem. However, as with most things if they start to take over the kit this can become a problem. There are two main types – a reddish brown mite and a white shiny round mite. Both are tiny and if numbers become huge they eat the food and your worms will tend to burrow deeper into the kit and this in turn stops the worms from reproducing as effectively.

Are your wormeries rodent proof?

The great thing about a tray system wormery is that a: It's off the floor so very unlikely to be attacked by rodents and B: Worms compost waste as you add it so they really help to neutralise the odours. We have had no problems with rodents with Urbalive or other tray system worm composters.

I have maggots in my wormery!

Maggots are the larvae of flies and usually gain access via eggs laid on the food scraps you put in.

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Our composting worms are mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability

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The Urbalive Worm Composter is a home wormery kit that can be used indoors or outdoors for composting kitchen waste with the red worms. The perfect wormery for households, classrooms or offices.

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