During the Halloween season, thump coffee had a fun project for those who wanted to participate in the “Day of the Dead” art walk. They offered up markers and compostable cups to thumpers to ghoulishly decorate. Many created skulls and halloweenish themed pictures. I collected these cups knowing red wigglers loved to chomp on them! I weeded through the cups which were not completely covered with markers and tossed them. I was not sure how the worms would react? Would they love them or be killed?
So with this in mind, I first soaked the cups in a bucket of water.
Then I drained the colored water and did a refill.
After about two or three batches of rinses, I called it quits and left the cups to soak for a few days. Blah, I was done!
After the soaking, I introduced the red wigglers along with established compost into the bucket with the cups. The cups were quite moist to help with the decomposition. Can you spot the wigglers?
Finally,I covered them with a blanket of leaves to keep them cozy and warm. They are now munching out in my garage.