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Post  Reverend Curlee 5/31/2011, 1:24 am

I'm getting ready to place and fill my beds. One of the 5 composts I'm using is un-composted rabbit manure. I picked up two large bags full last week. I made a possible mistake of not sealing the bags. Today, there were flies and gnats flying in and around the bags. So if these flies and gnats laid eggs in the rabbit manure and I go ahead and use it, will I be dealing with maggots and larvae in my Mel's Mix? And would that be a problem? Should I find another source of compost and then compost the rabbit manure for later use? Thanks.

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Post  shannon1 5/31/2011, 2:03 am

IMO I think composting it may be a good idea.
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Post  Reverend Curlee 5/31/2011, 8:53 am

Thanks shannon1. That's almost certainly what I will do unless someone can definitively tell me it would be ok. Don't want to spoil the mix.

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Post  Reverend Curlee 6/1/2011, 1:48 am

Composting it is then.
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Post  sceleste54 6/1/2011, 1:52 am

Sometimes all those little maggots serve a purpose..like breaking down stuff.... Rabbit Manure Question 61949 maybe you could put this in the lower levels of your bed??
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Post  Reverend Curlee 6/1/2011, 2:16 am

Maybe a sign...Thanks for your suggestion sceleste54 (Celeste - my youngest daughter's middle name). Put the Rabbit Manure on the bottom and top with MM? That might work and be quicker and easier than composting.

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