When the Subpod is full, how do I remove the finished compost, without harming the many worms within?
Compost worms struggle to live in the soil, as they need high levels of organic matter (your food scraps ;) ) so they will always return to their Subpod home.
We have thought long and hard about HOW to collect your compost without hurting our worm friends.
So we designed the internal divider wall in Subpod. This allows you to stop feeding one section so the worms can migrate across to the other side. You can then scoop out your finished compost - worm free- and begin the process again :)
How many worms does 1 Subpod make?
With regular feeding over time, the Subpod can support 30,000 worms or more. At the start, you will have 1000 worms (or more, depending on how many you order). In time, your worm family will grow and you will have an abundant supply of worms. You ...
Do you have to re introduce new worms after you empty the compost?
When you empty your castings and compost, the worms will not be with the castings, but where the food is (on the other side of the Subpod divider. When the system is getting full, stop feeding one side of Subpod. After 2 weeks, most of the worms ...
Can I compost dead worms?
It is fine to compost the dead worms in the Subpod. However, we recommend having plenty of bedding to dilute the rotting carcasses. This will ensure that your Subpod environment is still comfortable for the living worms still in your system. Luckily, ...
Native Australian worms? Do the compost worms outcompete the native earthworms? And do they allow the native earthworms in if they choose to enter the subpod?
One native Australian composting worm, perionyx excavatus, also known as spenceralia, is commonly called Indian Blue or blueys. This worm species happens to be the fastest breeding worm in general composting use (1 worm produces 18 worms per week in ...
How many worms do I need per Subpod?
You will need approximately 1000 worms, but 2000 is better. When you order worms your supplier will most likely be selling worms in lots of 1000. If you are talking to your worm supplier and they are not sure of the size of the Subpod, you can let ...