atm its winter down this way so I've been keeping a close eye on my worm bins because I keep them outdoors under a large eucalyptus tree (also covered with corrugated fibreglass),,, anyway yesterday I was aerating the inside of the bins in my attempt to prevent compaction etc. and I noticed something about the clumps of hair I placed in there a while back,,,,,, much to my delight the worms have been laying their cocoons all thru the small hair clumps. Currently the moisture levels are so high & I'm thinking these little air voids (hair clumps) are ideal breeding areas?
I use a good amount of shredded paper, sugar cane mulch & pollard to help prevent excessive moisture levels, & also feed a lot of egg shell dust.
Has anyone seen or heard of this before?....the temps are well below ideal so I'm a bit puzzled as to why there are so many cocoons.
Any thoughts on this, I'll try to get some pics up asap so you can see how many cocoons there are in such a concentrated area.
Here ya go,
this is after I've pulled it apart, its hard to show but they are every where thru this hair, as well as the underside.
2 clumps of hair contained all these...
It still blows me away, I've never seen this before.