Positioning A Worm Farm – Site Considerations

“What is the best site to put a worm farm on?” ~ Bill Wutke Hi Bill, There are many different types of worm farms. The most common one will be the outdoor worm bed because it’s the most economical option to start off as a large scale business. These are basically windrows created by layering…

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Can Red Wigglers & European Crawlers Coexist In The Same Worm Bin?

“Can red wigglers and European Crawlers coexist in the same basic bin?” ~ Jim E Hi Jim, In terms of co-existing alone, the answer is yes. I was reading some research papers the other day about the concerns of the introduction of exotic (foreign) earthworm species into American land. I’m not going to go into…

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DID YOU KNOW? – How Worms Breathe

Earthworms respire (“breathe”) by absorbing oxygen through their body surface into the body and sending carbon dioxide out. The oxygen dissolves in the mucous on the body surface and then passes into the highly branched capillary blood vessels in the body wall where it is picked up by the respiratory pigment and transported to the…

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How Do You Get Rid Of Ants?

“What do the young worms look like? How do you get rid of ants?” ~ Christine Hi Christine, I’ve mentioned how young worms look like in the earlier question, but how do you get rid of ants? Ants are also not something to be overly concerned about unless you have the queen moving in, or…

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How To Get Rid Of Snails In A Worm Bin

“How can you get rid of snails in a worm bin?” ~ Shane K Snails and slugs usually doesn’t cause harm to a wormery system. In fact snails and slugs digest organic matter really well and it is the destruction of your garden and sprouting plants which is more of a concern with gardeners. Most…

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Controlling Vinegar Flies & Pot Worms

“I have a worm farm but as a complete novice I am having problems with a lot of bugs. I think they might be vinegar flies and small white worm like creatures. We can’t have the farm close to the house as these flies come inside. There are other things there also but the worms…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Largest Earthworm Found Was 22 Feet

Worms doesn’t only exist as the small types you find in the gardens. Large worms are found all over the world! The largest earthworm ever found was in South Africa and measured 22 feet from its nose to the tip of its tail. The Australian Gippsland Earthworm grows to 12 feet long and can weigh…

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