Why do I have to wait 1 week before I feed my worms?
After your worms get introduced to their new Subpod, please wait one week before feeding them. They have been on a bit of a journey and are all "wormed out," so they need a BIG rest!
Normally the worms do not feed for a few days when they have been disrupted and start again when the environment is stable. So when you wait 1 week before feeding it helps to prevent overfeeding.
Can I compost even more than 30 liters per week in Subpod?
The Subpod team installed Subpod prototypes in Santos, Byron Bay. Santos is an organic wholefoods store and cafe that produces a lot of food scraps every week. The prototypes have been installed in the garden out the front of the cafe. Happy ...
WHAT and HOW much should I feed Subpod when it arrives? What are the first steps involved with my Subpod?
There are some simple habits to follow when your Subpod first arrives. These include how much and how often to feed Subpod. What you can feed Subpod: do's, don'ts and take care items. How to keep Subpod and your worms happy :) Attached are some ...
I was told that compost worms can’t live in soil. How do the worms aerate and get nutrients to the soil around the subpod if they can’t survive there?
In nature composting worms live in the top layer of a forest floor, which is high in organic matter. In other words, they need high amounts of organic matter (your food scraps) to thrive. Subpod creates this environment, and in the beginning, your ...
What is the capacity of the Subpod? How much food waste can Subpod process each week? How many Subpods do I need?
We have designed each Subpod to be used for up to 4 people. The processing capacity of the Subpods once they are up and running will be 30 litres/15 kilograms of organic waste per week. At the start when you are getting your Subpod up and running, ...
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 ...