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Post  has55 on 12/14/2018, 8:38 pm

I’m going to try an experiment with my 14 vermicomposting buckets this winter. It may be the wrong time to do it, so if it fails, I will retry in the spring, but I should have some success with my 4 vermicompost buckets in the greenhouse. I have been studying how to grow my own beneficial nematodes to compost the enemies in the soil. I found these websites to be helpful though I have not tried it yet. 

 I’m going to go to the pet store and get some wax moth larvae or mealworms and placed them on top of the vermicompost to see if they get infected. I should know within 24-48 hrs because they will be dead. I will place them in with their food supply that I get from the store. If this work, the mealworm cost about 4 dollars for 250 of them or s.0-15.00 for the wax moth worm, 500 ct.
 if successful I will make a small row and bury them approx 3 inches in the soil then top it off with leaves and let those babies clean up the garden beds.
This will be the cheapest ways to get my nematodes and quickly clean up the beds from soil disease.
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here's some links on rearing your own. 

https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=75677


https://youtu.be/Gg1cosZY6k0


Material & Supply Video for Rearing Nematodes
https://youtu.be/QNpNjFImrN0
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Post  OhioGardener on 12/14/2018, 9:11 pm

An interesting experiment, Has55! Be sure to keep us posted. Where did you get your starter culture of nematodes?

A couple years ago in the late spring my raised beds got infested with grubs - Japanese Beetle, and Chafer Beetle - and they were destroying a lot of tender plants. I did a soil saturation with Beneficial Nematodes and in less than a month I could not find a live grub anywhere in the beds. I bought a Beneficial Nematode starter culture from a aquaponics shop and "bred" them to provide enough that I could saturate the soil of all of the beds.  The following year I repeated the process on sections of the lawn where I was seeing skunks dig for grubs, and the skunks moved to our neighbors yards.
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Post  has55 on 12/15/2018, 9:56 am

@OhioGardener wrote:An interesting experiment, Has55! Be sure to keep us posted. Where did you get your starter culture of nematodes?

No starter culture. I'm hoping they are in the vermicompost. This is what the experiment is about. free nematodes. when I took my vermicompost buckets to Heather Rinaldi owner of Texas worm ranch in the spring of this year, she found beneficial nematodes using her microscope. She had taken Dr. Elaine Ingham soil food web course.
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Post  Dan in Ct on 12/15/2018, 5:02 pm

has55, I was going to run an experiment with meal worms eating styrofoam last year but never got around to it. This year for sure. They sell the wax worms at Walmart and are in stock, not at my local Walmart but not too far away. 36 for $2.17. Here is a link to a Michigan State U, Rearing nematodes, Do-It-Yourself Guide.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/rearing_nematodes_do_it_yourself_guide

Keep us posted as I have Japanese beetles, Asiatic Garden beetles and Oriental beetles. Never a major infestation, just enough to make some of the basil leaves look raggedy. I usually as a bucketeer leave a few strategically placed buckets half filled with water and many just take care of themselves.
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