Symbi Biological

Category: Compost


Wormery Frogs Evicted

Last year, I started to notice an increase in Pacific Tree Frogs in the Wormery. At first, they were cute, but I did notice that my integrated pest management team of spiders and other critters of the worm bin were…

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Continuous Flow Through Reactor Symbi Style

Continuous Flow Through Reactor is a funny name for a worm bin. It sounds complex, but it’s probably the simplest worm bin design you can have. Basically, it’s a box with a grid at the bottom as shown in the…

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Worms, Food Scraps, Odor, Flies

There are a lot of different types of worm bins that people use for vermiculture. You can build one or buy one, but they all have similar management techniques that you can employ to reduce odors and annoying flies. This…

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Compost and Pasture

Cows on pasture seems like a pretty simple system. Cows eat grass and their manure helps feed the soil which helps the grass to grow again. What many ranchers have found is that if you plan the grazing to give…

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Not So Many Critters of the Worm Bin

When I first started this blog, I made a video called Critters of the Worm Bin. It is a worm’s eye view of all of the different critters you will find in a typical worm bin. Pill bugs, sow bugs,…

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Balanced Worm Bin

When I started the worm bin, the idea was to process the horse manure we have on site into worm castings and also protein for the fish in the aquaponics system. I experimented with various ways to “herd” the worms…

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That’s a lotta larvae!

Walking past a pile of partially composted horse manure, I noticed the pile was moving. Going in for a closer look, I found a heck of a lot of larvae. I wasn’t too sure what they were so I contacted…

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