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Pet Poo Composting Supplies

Posted by admin on October 24, 2010

Doggie Dooley 3800 Deluxe Leach-Bed-Style Toilet

Doggie Dooley 3800 Deluxe Leach-Bed-Style ToiletKeep lawns and play areas clean and sanitary with the Deluxe Doggie Dooley Toilet. Simply install in the ground, drop in dog waste, and occasionally add Digester Powder and water for continuous break down of waste. The environmentally friendly Doggie Dooley Toilet is harmless to lawns, pets and shrubs and has the capacity to handle the waste of 2 large or 4 small dogs. Works like a home septic system by using Enzyme and Bacteria action to turn waste into a ground absorbed liquid. Ideal for most soil conditions except hard clay (works well in sandy soil too). Molded of durable plastic, features an open-bottom to create a waste leach field. Excellent outdoor life, will not rust or corrode. Each unit comes with a 6 month supply of Digester Powder and has a step on lid opener. Individually boxed, suitable for shipping. Requires some easy assembly. Our largest unit!

Doggie Dooley Waste Terminator Powder

Doggie Dooley Waste Terminator PowderDoggie Dooley Waste Terminator Powder contain the stool digester enzymes for Doggie Dooley waste systems. This is a live enzyme digester that dissolves stools into a liquid.
Directions:for the 3500 and 3800 to start up a new or dormant toilet, mix 2 Tbs with 5 gallons of water and pour over the stools. Thereafter add 1 Tbs per week per dog. For model numbers 2000 and 3000 to start up a new or dormant unit, fill the unit with water and mix in 2 Tbs of digester powder. Thereafter add 1 Tbs per week. For the old 900 Doggie Dooley follow the directions for the 3500 Doggie Dooley Toilet. 180 g size. For best results with all units, mix the digester powder with water before pouring into the unit.

Red Wiggler Composting Worms

Red Wiggler Composting WormsRed Wigglers are tough and hardy. Adaptable to many environments, Redworms have been breaking down organic waste to make natural fertilizer for millions of years. They also aid in the breaking down of pathogens. These worms are prolific breeders, laying one egg capsule as often as every seven days. Each worm capsule will hatch an average of 3 to 4 earthworms. The hatched earthworms will grow into breeders in about three months. They are very popular live bait for fish that prefer small baits, such as trout, bluegill, perch or crappie. Red Wigglers are easy to use as bait, easily surviving in temperatures between 38 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Pet Poo Composter – The Tumbleweed

Posted by admin on October 21, 2010

Tumbleweed Pet Poo Poop Composter ConverterHow does the Tumbleweed Pet Poop composter convertor work?

The Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter consists of two sturdy nesting boxes with a lid, which form a neat, compact portable unit. The worms eat and breed in the top box.

The top box has a perforated base to allow any liquid waste to drain through to the bottom (collector) box. The “worm poo” or worm castings remain in the top box and can be harvested as desired. The bottom or catcher box collects the valuable liquid waste which can be diluted and used as a fertilizer on your (ornamental flower) garden.

There is no difficulty in getting the worms to eat dog droppings. Commercial worm farmers rear their worms on manure.

Please note, however, that it is not possible to mix diets. They must be fed exclusively on pet poo.

If you want to recycle vegetable scraps you must set up a separate farm.

Specifications:

# Constructed of UV treated High Impact Polypropylene Hardened Plastic

# Dimensions: Length 23″ x Width 15″ x Height 10″

# Weight 10 pounds

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It’s OK to Compost Pet Poo

Posted by admin on October 20, 2010

Just after my wife and I moved into our new house, my college aged daughter, who continued living with us while attending the local community college, decided she wanted a Siberian Husky.

I voiced my opposition to that idea. It’s not that I dislike pets….I love them. My main concern – and I made myself abundantly clear – was that I will not pick up poop. I do not do that. And further more, when I’m ready to mow the lawn, someone will have the lawn picked up clean so I don’t end up mowing through the stuff.

Of course, that was no problem for her. She promised that she would pay all the expenses – food, veterinary, etc. She assured us that she would take care of the dog, walk it, feed it, clean up after it……

Finally, she swore that when she moved out of the house, the dog would definitely go with her. There would be no way that she would leave without her pet.

We believed her. She got the dog.

Three years later, she lives in a small town an hour from us….with her husband…. in a small apartment that doesn’t allow pets….and we take care of her dog. In fact, we got another dog, a beagle, because we felt that the husky needed companionship during the day while we are away from the house.

I don’t mind taking care of my daughters husky, but it’s quite a guilt trip I endure when I have to force my wife to go pick up the dog poo every time I need to mow the lawn.

Worse yet, it just adds to the load of garbage that we have to take to the landfill.

I had never considered composting the poo. For all too long, I had been cautioned about composting pet manure, so we’ve been throwing it into plastic bags and hauling it to the landfill with all the rest of our trash.

Not only is that a lot of work, but it’s unnecessary.

After digging into the topic and doing a little research, I’ve discovered that composting pet poo is not such a problem. It is o.k. to compost pet poo.

Pet manure composting must be done with caution, though. It is advised that you do not use the compost anywhere near vegetable gardens. Harmful bacteria can be transferred to your veggies from the compost. It is, however, perfectly alright to use the compost in decorative flower gardens, lawns, and ornamental trees.

Here’s how you compost pet poop:

  1. Find an old plastic garbage container. (mine is the 30 gallon variety)
  2. Cut out the bottom and drill a few holes up and down the sides.
  3. Dig a hole in the ground (somewhere away from your vegetable garden) big enough to fit the garbage container inside
  4. Set the container inside the hole with enough of it sticking out of the ground a couple inches so that you can put a lid on the container
  5. Put some rock or gravel inside the container for drainage, about 6 to 8 inches deep
  6. Backfill around the sides of the container, put the lid on it, and you have yourself a dog poop composter.

Now you are ready to start shoveling in all the pet waste. Each time you shovel in a layer of poop, you should sprinkle in some septic starter to be sure the proper bacterial activity is happening.

That’s all there is to it.

Of course, for some, the home made composter may not be your thing.  If you prefer to have a system that is actually made for the job, try the Tumbleweed Pet Poo Poop Composter Converter.

Another option, instead of using a composter and septic starter, is to compost your pet poop in a worm bin style composter like the Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter along with some red wiggler composting worms.

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