Composting Worms In A General Worm Composting Heap

“Can I move some of my worms into my larger compost heap which is made up mainly of grass cuttings and leaf matter? It gets awfully hot in there and I don’t know if they can survive the heat process that the vegetation undergoes to start breaking down into compost. I have a medium sized…

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Growing Big Fat Composting Worms

“Dear Team, What is the correct way / diet for feeding dendrobena worms for commercial growing. At present we are feeding spent brewers grains mixed with soaked shredded corrugated cardboard. the worms eat this feed and grow to about 1gm, then stop growing. Do we need to change the diet to enable the worms to…

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Why Do Composting Worms “Bundle Together”?

Research on earthworms is a relatively new study compared to many other organisms. However more discoveries are being made about them everyday, discoveries of new important traits of earthworms and how they interact in our environment. One such new discovery involves our dear composting worm the red wiggler (Eisenia Foetidas). Many of us who do…

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Behavior Of Worms Within A Stackable Worm System

“Hello, I do have a couple of questions: We have a couple of tubs where a few worms are escaping out of the bottom holes. We have never had that problem before and wonder if its too cold or warm, wet or what might be the problem. Also We would like to start raising wax…

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Weed Seeds In Vermicompost…

“Hi Duncan, Some seeds go through the vermicomposting process unaffected and can be a weed problem after the vermicompost is applied. How can one minimize this problem?” ~ Joseph Lindsay Hi Joseph, The question about weed seeds has propped up quite often within the vermicomposting community, and rightly so because it is quite a confusing…

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Vegetable Waste In A Worm Farm

“I have a family of 4 and a lot of veggie scraps and not so many worms. Will that cause a problem in my worm bin. Also I’m new at worming and all I put in my worm bin is vegetables is that alright. Thank you.” ~ Chris Vialpando Hi Chris, Vegetable waste is perfect…

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Worm Composting In Pits / Beds

“I have an unused hog barn with a 2 foot deep pit with cement sides & bottom, all under cover. Would this be a place to raise worms? What would I need to do to get started? PS: This is in Michigan I want to start in May. Thanks” ~ Russell Rowe Hi Russell, The…

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