Make Money Selling Red Wigglers & Their Compost

“Can you really make money selling red wigglers & their compost?” ~ Brenda Mathews Are you asking whether people will pay for worms and for the compost they produce? Yes they do! Worms are most prominent in the fishing market or for the home composting market when sold with wormeries. Some even have strong customer…

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How Many Worms Are Needed To Start A Business Selling Worm Castings?

“How many worms do I need to start a worm cast business?” ~ Scott Totten How long is a piece of string? I know it is a very clichéd answer, but the answer really depends on how much you can sell or think you can sell. I know of a few worm farmers who started…

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Seperating Worms From Compost

“What do I do if worms do not move from the finished compost? My final product is full of worms and I’m afraid it will be almost impossible to remove them all. Is there an easy way to do this? Is there any danger if I do not remove them and then put these worms…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Protozoan Populations

For the manure worm/red wiggler, Eisenia foetida, there is strong evidence that protozoans form the basis of their diet. If this is true, it means successful culture requires that protozoan populations be high in the “food medium” whether that “food medium” be shredded paper, manure or waste foods.

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Best Worm Feed To Produce Highest Possible NPK For Vermicompost

“What is the best worm feed to produce the highest possible NPK for the vermicompost?” ~ Joel Adorada Hi Joel, The subject of NPK in vermicompost has always been a very interesting one with much research done, from finding the best combinations of feed to use, to the optimum mix of vermicompost to be used…

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Plain Paper As Worm Bedding

“I know cardboard makes for good bedding, but what about plain paper. Should this be soaked, shredded etc?” ~ Brad Tisdale Hi Brad, For the other readers, shredded cardboard makes a great bedding material because it provides a carbon source which can be broken down slowly while it becomes the home for the worms to…

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DID YOU KNOW? – How Worms Maintain Body Temperature

Earthworms cannot maintain a steady body temperature like humans or dogs or cattle. This means their respiration rate rises with increasing temperature. Increasing respiration rates mean increased metabolic rates which in turn means increased energy requirements. This results in increased feeding rates by worms and food must be “stolen” from reserves in the worms’ own…

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