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Compost beasties

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I have literally 1000s of tiny white things writhing round inside my compost bin (they are too small to take a picture of).

The heap seams really healthy with tonnes of worms plus the odd ant infestation here and there. It produces about 4-5 bags a year so I don't think it's a problem...am just wondering what they are. Anyone help?
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  • splodger_seedswapper
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    probably just larvae from fruit flies or something - i wouldn't worry about it
    saving money by growing my own - much of which gets drunk
    made loads last year :beer:
  • Jnelhams
    Jnelhams Posts: 1,363 Forumite
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    You're heap has become to acidic, try adding small quantities of lime to help fix this.

    http://www.redwormcomposting.com/worm-composting/ive-got-white-worms/
    My Mind wanders, if found please return.
  • TheMoneySpider
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    Cheers guys, I have mites definitely...will keep a look our for whites worms (Anyone remember that crap British horror movie about the white worm?)
  • Sambucus_Nigra
    Sambucus_Nigra Posts: 8,669 Forumite
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    Could be springtails...
    If you haven't got it - please don't flaunt it. TIA.
  • Lotus-eater
    Lotus-eater Posts: 10,789 Forumite
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    Could be springtails...
    Is that good or bad?


    I tend to think that whatever is in my compost bin, stays in there and as long as they aren't rats, I'm not bothered.
    I don't even look in it, to see what's in there.
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • Sambucus_Nigra
    Sambucus_Nigra Posts: 8,669 Forumite
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    Is that good or bad?


    I tend to think that whatever is in my compost bin, stays in there and as long as they aren't rats, I'm not bothered.
    I don't even look in it, to see what's in there.

    Absolutely fine - in fact I'd say it's good and healthy to have them

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springtail
    If you haven't got it - please don't flaunt it. TIA.
  • TheMoneySpider
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    Also, is it true you are meant to....well.....put pee in compost heaps?

    (sorry)
  • Sambucus_Nigra
    Sambucus_Nigra Posts: 8,669 Forumite
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    Also, is it true you are meant to....well.....put pee in compost heaps?

    (sorry)

    Oh gawd - don't start Lotus off!
    If you haven't got it - please don't flaunt it. TIA.
  • Lotus-eater
    Lotus-eater Posts: 10,789 Forumite
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    Also, is it true you are meant to....well.....put pee in compost heaps?

    (sorry)
    Yes you are, unless it's too wet, then don't.
    Oh gawd - don't start Lotus off!
    :rotfl:
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • TheMoneySpider
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    Well what does it actually add, amonia I am guessing...does that speed it all up. Am thinking of the poor little worms in there
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