Is Frozen Leachate Worthless?

“Gentlemen, Thank you for your authoritative and informative web site, newsletter and downloads. I got into this vermiculture racket with far too little knowledge, but we’re slowly working our way to profitability. I’m hoping you might find a moment to answer a crucial question. I’ve searched your blog but didn’t come across an answer; QUESTION:…

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Flavored Coffee Grounds As Worm Food?

“Hey there, Having real good luck raising my first batch of worms, have already seen young-uns in the bin and they are eating everything like crazy… Newspaper, egg shells, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, and coffee grounds. The question is… Should you use flavored coffee grounds? I have not so far but almost did this morning, Hazelnut,…

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When To Apply Wormcast To A Garden

“Hi Ken and Duncan, My worm bin is getting pretty full and I need to harvest some casts. Is it OK to spread my casts in my garden bed right now. I live in Virginia and we are in the middle of winter here. How does the cold affect the microorganisms? Will freezing temperatures make…

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Measuring Moisture Content In A Worm Farm

“Duncan, Knowing that moisture content is an important aspect of this business, I’m trying to determine the best and cheapest way to measure it. I usually read where a certain percent is required, such as 40-60%. The meter that I found is called “Hold All”. It measures moisture, light, and pH. The light function measures…

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Can Worms Survive In A Fish Tank?

“I was curious if red wigglers could survive under the gravel of a fish tank. We have a 120 gallon freshwater tank and, yup, I dropped a worm or two in to see what the fish would do. No surprise they tried to eat ’em, but the worms were too big and got away and…

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Composting Worms In Standard Compost 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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Genetic Inbreeding In Composting Worms – Problem?

“To what extent is genetic inbreeding a problem with our “Domesticated” earthworms? I would think in the type of enclosed boxes that are often referred to as earthworm farms, but are actually enclosed boxes, that the earthworms would become genetically inbred to an extent after a few years. This problem, if it is a problem,…

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