Now that you have torn up the paper, put it in a plastic garbage bag.
The next thing you need to add is water. The newspaper must be moist like a wrung out sponge. I need the moisture to breathe or else I'll be on my way to worm heaven.
Add water slowly. Mix while pouring the water into the bedding. Keep mixing until the bedding is as wet as a wrung out sponge.
To know how much water you will need, follow this simple formula. For every one pound of newspaper, you'll need 3 pounds of water.
Have you heard that a pint is a pound the world round? It's true. So for every one pound of newspaper, you need three pints of water. So take the number of pounds of shredded newspaper and multiply it times 3, and that will tell you the number of pints of water you need to add to your shredded paper.
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