Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:05 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:56 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by countrynaturals Today at 4:27 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Today at 4:19 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 3:18 pm

» New England, December 2016
by sanderson Today at 2:25 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by llama momma Today at 2:20 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by llama momma Today at 2:16 pm

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Today at 1:59 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:57 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 8:21 am

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:24 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:20 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:09 am

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Today at 2:14 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Worms and rabbit urine

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Worms and rabbit urine

Post  llama momma on 3/5/2013, 2:26 pm

Plantoid,
According to Bentley Christie, adult worms introduced to a rabbit urine environment would die either from the salt or the ammonia. What has most likely happened, as the cocoons hatched, the redworm babies adapted to conditions that would be unfavorable and kill the adults.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4646
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worms and rabbit urine

Post  Tris on 3/5/2013, 5:18 pm

Do the materials the urine is soaked in factor in in any way?

Tris

Posts : 134
Join date : 2013-03-03
Location : North Carolina

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worms and rabbit urine

Post  plantoid on 3/5/2013, 6:33 pm

Thanks LM ,
The worms were not introduced into rabbit urine but into a mix of loads of pellets bits of waste meal food damped daily with rabbit urine . The rabbits were caged above the floor at about 36 inches up . The majority of the urine would have seeped down through it to the floor drain systems .

Neither were the sheds particualrly smelling of ammonia , in fact as membership secretary of the commercial rabbit association I only ever came across one set up that caused me any eye or lung discomfort .

I guess lots of thought by all concerned had gone into the farmed production of the worms on the live rabbit muck .

plantoid

Male Posts : 3637
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worms and rabbit urine

Post  llama momma on 3/5/2013, 6:54 pm

Pretty amazing how adaptable red worms can become. So the ammonia adequately gassed off and the sheds had ample ventilation I suppose, and the urine seeped through without killing them somehow, (lots of carbon maybe) amazing...wow, my first thought is the worms should be goners. I've also been learning how the c/n ratio is so important in the beds while the worms cold compost wastes. Thanks Plantoid it's fun to learn these things.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4646
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worms and rabbit urine

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:24 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum