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Show me your Daleks!

Probably the most bizarre request posted here today......!

But, please would you kindly share any photos of the magic inside your Daleks please? I’m new to composting since a neighbour gave me one back in April, so I’d just like to be able to see if what’s going on inside is about right......out of interest, more than any concern. I’ve noticed a few fat slugs, lots of woodlice and a flying ants/small flies in mine and wondering what other creatures I should be seeing.

Thank you! 😊


  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Is it just darleks you are interested in or other designs of composting bins too? 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,538
    This was Nov 2018, he lived in there all winter, then was gone in the Spring
    Then I found possibly him again last week behind the tardis as I was emptying it. Now the biggest  Bufo bufo I've seen.
  • MontysGalMontysGal Posts: 70
    Fire said:
    Is it just darleks you are interested in or other designs of composting bins too? 

    Hehehe @Fire 😆 I'm up for noseying inside anyone's compost bin who is willing to share 😊 I didnt mean to be exclusive, I just wrote Dalek as that's what I have xx
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,184
    If l could get anywhere near my 2 darlek compost bins, l'd take a photo, but at the moment it would require an expedition past 2 wheelbarrows, bags of builders sand and rubbish soil, and lord knows what else. However,  l can tell you that there are loads of brandling worms inside them.
    I'm hoping to get them emptied in a few weeks so will hopefully remember to take some photos  :)
  • MontysGalMontysGal Posts: 70
    Sounds like you’ve got it all going on there @AnniD
    I’d love to see their innards if you do remember! Xx
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    Here's my dalek beauty pageant.  The old, round one on the right is very dry so i use it for shredded branches because they take ages.  The pallety thing is leaf mould and the others compost.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    And inside... This to me looks dry so ive chucked some water in.  When i mow, I'll empty, mix and refill.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    That's one handsome bufo bufo @fidgetbones
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