Relocating the mealworm farm from the utility room to the basement closet, The Worman Cave, is necessary to have the space to expand my insect farm to include superworms.
|Growing out of this 52" space in the utility room!|
The first step was emptying the basement closet of all the junk! The second step was to finish the installation of the ceiling, which was only partially completed 20+ years ago. Continuing with thin plywood and 1" x 2" molding [not pictured] we saved by using scrap woods from other projects.
Here are the BEFORE (left) and AFTER (right) pictures of The Worman Cave:
A coat of gray oil-based paint on the floor and this section of half-wall.
White latex Kilz was painted on the remaining half-wall section.
Inside the interior closet of The Worman Room,Two coats of white latex on the walls, ceiling, and floor changed
a ceiling was installed and the air duct covered with a wood box.
this creepy, dark space into a bright and pleasant space for storage.
The 57"L table/shelf, painted black, was installed at a height to prevent stooping over when working with the insects. The stud wall was covered with a piece of remnant carpet which had been rolled up and stored in the corner of this closet for years! No plans to cover the stud wall that is open.
August 5, 2017 - Making curtains from a twin size sheet.
A metal conduit fits in the hem of the panel and gives two options in draping, either a straight hang (above) or pushed back on the half wall to give a little elbow room (left)!
Expanding the worm farm by adding superworms, I acquired a few more drawer units for that purpose. (More details on this on the blog page, Superworm Farm.)
November-December, 2017 / January-February, 2018:
|Additions to the Pupae Hotel area, red and green drawers,, |
plus another 3-tier drawer unit on top of the work shelf.
|This area is now dedicated to superworms, with a 5-drawer unit for pupae and larvae housing,|
as well as four, brown 3-drawer units for isolation.
Join my Facebook group, Mealworm and Superworm Farminghttps://www.facebook.com/groups/chickadoodlestn/
See this page for my journal/experience raising superworms:
See this page for my journal/experience raising mealworms: