I live in Tucson AZ and it is still super hot here. I would like to start my own little worm farm but DH is absolutely DISGUSTED - he has a strange and severe issue with bugs. So I want to know if I can keep a drawer system outside in the crazy 100+ degree heat?
I plan to get a simple 3 drawer system and was thinking of just spray painting the outside of the entire thing black to keep the light out during the day. It will be out of the rain, but it's nearly impossible to keep anything out of the sun here, so it WILL be in direct sunlight at times.
Would this work?
Hi there, fellow Tucsonan here. I keep my colony on the back patio (out of direct sunlight) for most of the year. During the winter I keep it in the garage, or move it around to various hiding spots inside the house. Gallina del Cielo does not like it inside! I would have some reservations about the drawer system outside here due to a lack of adequate ventilation on the very hottest days. I would definitely NOT paint it black and certainly NOT put it anywhere sun will hit it. Perhaps you could put up a curtain or something around it to block sunlight from hitting it?
ETA: when we talk about direct sunlight, we're talking about a straight path between the colony and the sun. Incidental light is just fine.
Edited by Gallo del Cielo - 9/10/12 at 8:05am