Woodies

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  1. Foozil

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    I guess if the invasive roaches don't die during winter why would the natives?
     
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    mine didn't just die,I fed them to the chooks
     
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    My chooks ABSOLUTELY LOVE tub cleanouts,when they see me come out the back door with a tub they run like olympic sprinters
     
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    For good reason! Yummo :p
     
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    The Peewees try to get into my woodies every day.
     
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    Our chooks are at the gate before I get there.
     
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    What’s in the woody bin to get it to that level?


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    In the beginning I put a whole bale of sugar cane mulch in it
     
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    Thanks I’m thinking of doing something similar. How would they go in winter in Ipswich?


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    I would imagine just fine? Doesn't Toowoomba in winter get pretty cold @Aussiepride83?
     
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    My bad I did not realise @Aussiepride83 was in Toowoomba. One more question do you have anything on the bin to stop escapees?


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    Not sure what Kev does but I would be putting a band of fluon or vaseline around the top just so they can't climb out when you open the lid.
     
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    Excellent thanks. The outside bin idea is great for me I get in trouble for escapees in the house lol


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    lol no worries!
     
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    Hi there, sorry only just knocked off work... Winters get well below zero here and no I don't use Fluon or anything else near my feeders... Long story short... The odd few come out of the bin here and there but why would they want to leave?? The compost bin has everything they need, a source of food and shelter. The bin stays open like this all the time with a half paver brick under one side of the lid to allow for air flow and that's it. Birds and rain can't get in, I sometimes have a rat visitor but I always have rat traps ready to catch them. The local frogs visit the bin at night. Really, there's no need to try and prevent them from escaping. I've had this outdoor colony setup like this now open 24/7 for 6 years and it's still going nuts.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_SkXCiVyOyKMzRZc2ZLeVdER0k/view?usp=sharing
     
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    Awesome mate and thanks for the info! I like that much better than worms
     
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    Soldier flies also lay their eggs in the compost scraps so there's always a few soldier fly larvae getting around too which turtles love to eat, I have a heap of pill bugs in there too that I gathered up out at my mum's place.
     
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    Thanks mate that’s great


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    I get into the same trouble. So much so, I have to tong feed only, just in case any escape the enclosures.
     

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