Dangers Of Low Temperatures

“We have an unheated building to start our worms in. How cold can the worms get before there is a problem?” ~ Linda Harness Hi Linda, Different worms are tolerable of different temperature ranges. For a cold place it is usually the two common composting worms which are ideal to use in a wormery system.…

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Worm Lifecycle Stats

“How long does it take for worms to hatch from their cocoons?” ~ Randall Perry AND “How long does it take for a newborn worm to reach adult life?” ~ Sharon Gunter Since both questions are quite similar, I will group them together and list the characteristics of the two most common composting worms here:…

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Do Worms Need Protien In Their Diet?

“So far I’ve fed my worms carrots, apples and bananas which I’ve put through a food processor first. They seem to be doing all right. I had the wormery in a red dustbin as a Christmas present, but I worry that I’m not giving them any protein. Advice would be appreciated.” ~ Anne Hill Hi…

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Worm Composting To Recycle Greenhouse Plant Waste

“I live in Turkey and a friend of mine grows tomatoes, peppers and aubergines on a commercial basis under plastic. She wants to recycle the greenhouse plant waste and wants to know if starting a worm farm would be suitable for this. Many thanks” ~ Mary Howard Hi Mary, When growing things like tomatoes and…

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DID YOU KNOW? – The “Brain” Of An Earthworm

There is a large ventral nerve cord with an anterior enlargement in the head (“brain”) of an earthworm. The nerve cord connects various sense organs in the body and controls muscle contraction and relaxation.

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