How I turned a laundry bag into a flow through worm bag

I was inspired by Amy Youngs instructable about making a felt version of a flow through worm inn. But I don't have all the tools to do the wood work that the frame requires, and I'm cheap. So while out shopping and looking for a cheaper alternative than buying a cord stop from Joannes, I figured I'd take the cord stop off of a cheap dollar store laundry bag. Then I noticed that the bag was non woven and probably not organic and wondered if I could just alter the bag itself to make the worm bag. This I made my own Flow Thru worm bag out of a dollar store laundry bag!
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Step 1: Materials List

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I don't have exact measurements, as a lot of this is found material, but you get the idea. If you find a laundry bag in your store the dimensions might differ, but the concept would be the same.

-A non organic fiber laundry bag. Not cotton or linen, but polyester or something else synthetic. Honestly I don't know what this laundry bag is made of but it melts when it's near heat so it's probably plastic, not plant based.
-Polyester sewing thread
-Seam ripper or fingernail clippers work well, too
-Sewing machine with a zipper foot attachment
-a Long Zipper, long enough to go around 3 sides. I bought a spool of zipper with12  pre-threaded pulls. You just slide a pull to the middle and cut it to the size you need.
-Marking Chalk
-Tape measure
-3/4" PVC Pipe
-3/4" PVC 90 degree corner connectors x 8
-a fine saw or pipe cutter
-small plastic wash tub
nanaverm10 months ago
Very nice instructions and idea - thanks!

The mycelium is good for plant roots, so they're a plus. The finished castings can use air, but shouldn't get dried out or the beneficial microbes will die.
metqa (author)  nanaverm10 months ago
Thanks for the comment. I believe if it's humid enough for the worms to keep working it, then it's probably still okay. I've been delightfully surprised at how dry a medium the worms will still stay in. I expect them to migrate inward and upward but what I thought was too dry was apparently still just right for some of the worms. So I'm letting them be the judges, though I prefer to air on the side of less dry than too dry!
wilgubeast1 year ago
Nice work! I really dig the PVC frame, and I hope your worms recognize how lucky they are to reside in such luxurious housing.
metqa (author)  wilgubeast1 year ago
Thanks. I also hope the same as well as hoping they don't mind their new bin guests who will be arriving in 2 days Via UPSP! Purple is a really Luxurious for a worm bag, don'cha think!

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