“Does the aerobin also contain worms?” ~ Mary
That’s an interesting question, Mary!
Truth be told, I had never heard of an ‘Aerobin’ until I saw your question, and then decided to conduct some research.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Aerobin, it is basically a medium to large-scale backyard composting system that was developed in Australia. Unlike most backyard composters on the market, this unit does not require any turning since it provides aeration continually via an internal “lung” system.
When it contains a full load, the Aerobin can heat up substantially – just like a hot compost pile.
As such, it probably wouldn’t be the best idea to add composting worms if you were planning to fill it fairly quickly. If on the other hand you were simply using this for occasional additions of food waste, worms would definitely help to accelerate the breakdown of the materials.
You might want to add some ‘bedding’ (shredded paper etc) though so the worms have some habitat to live in.
The documentation for the Aerobin actually states that compost worms CAN enhance the functioning of the system but are definitely not required.
If you want to learn more about the Aerobin, check out these links…