How to make a Bath Tub WORM FARM

 
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10 steps to make a Bath Tub Worm Farm

 
The "secret" to a successful  Worm Farm is good ventilation and drainage. The guidelines below are general instructions and need to be read in context with your circumstances. This Worm Farm uses recycled materials and minimum use of any new materials. No warrantees or guarantees come with these guidelines and you accept all responsibility for any positive or negative outcomes arising from use of these guidelines.
By reading any further you are accepting this responsibility and liability for any event that may arise from use of these guidelines.
Any "legal eagle" will poke holes in this disclaimer and this information is supplied in good faith.
So read on, if you dare.

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Cut slots with an Angle Grinder into the side of the bath tub about 100mm up from the base to provide good ventilation. About 4 to 5 slots, each about 100mm long.
Please note the use of Ear & Eye protection when doing this.

 
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Lay the Bath Tub on supports (Bessa Blocks and standard house bricks are good) to elevate it up off the ground with enough clearance to place a plastic container, like a 2 litre ice cream tub, under the bath tub drain hole to collect the "worm wee". Make sure the bath tub is levelled so water will drain toward the drain hole. If the top is levelled with a spirit level water will drain due to the inbuilt slope in the base.  
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Place a small piece of Shade Cloth over the drain hole and secure it with a few handfuls of aggregate (blue metal). This will stop the drain hole from becoming clogged.  
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Place about 50mm depth of aggregate (blue metal) in the base of the Bath Tub to provide good drainage.  
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Cut & place a piece of Shade Cloth over the aggregate (blue metal) so that it overlaps up the sides about 100mm.  
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Put a 50mm layer of starter bedding on top of the shade cloth and try to keep the Shade Cloth overlap as close to the sides as possible. The "starter bedding" can be wood shavings (NOT saw dust), Peat Moss, Coco Peat, or Pine Bark chips.  
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Install at least 2000 worms (1/2 a kilo) at one end of the Bath Tub. It is best to get worm in their own bedding as this will give them a good start.
Place fresh food waste to the side of the worms and some on top.
Do not feed too much or the food will putrify and smell.
Read the FAQ Brochure on How to Care for your Worms for more on this.
There will always be some mild odours that should be kept in check with the cover in Step 8
 
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Cover the Bath Tub with a piece of cloth, carpet or other material that will let water through and keep light and birds out.  
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Place a plastic container under the drain hole like a 2 litre ice cream tub, under the Bath Tub drain hole to collect the "worm wee". Read the Liquid Cast Brochure for use of Worm Wee.    
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