Optimum Formula For Bedding For Breeding Worms

“What is the optimum formula for bedding for breeding worms and feed to put in this bedding? I would like to start a small commercial business, not using beds, but a bin system.” ~ Karen Ciccini Hi Karen! There are many different bin systems you can use to start a commercial business. I have previously…

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Worm Composting Windrows

“Can you make your worm beds directly into the ground, or do you have to have closed containers?” ~ Margie Calhoun Hi Margie, There are actually many different ways you can create worm beds and wormeries. I have constantly come across with new and innovative ways people come up with to recycle their waste, grow…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Blood Circulation In Worms

In a worm, Blood circulates by flowing forward along the dorsal collecting vessel into pulsating hearts, where it is pumped down to the ventral vessels where it is then pumped forward to the head and backward to all parts of the body.

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DID YOU KNOW? – Worms Feed Off Microbes

Earthworms don’t just eat food directly because their mouth opening is really small. They require the help of many micro-organisms to help them breakdown the food for them. In fact these microorganisms ARE PART of their daily diet! The microbes include nematodes, protozoans, bacteria and fungi. So you don’t need to worry if the organics…

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Bottling Worm Tea – Using Citric Acid

“I have to bottle my worm tea this year and as I live in Canada I cannot use phosphoric acid to treat the tea as it is not organic. Can I use citric acid, will it do the same thing and how much would I need to use? If that product is wrong, then what…

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Growing & Selling Worms To Fishermen

“My daughter and I are wanting to make some spending money and are looking at starting a worm farm. We would like to use the worms for our fishing buddies and the compost for our gardening. We are limited in space and don’t want a bad smell in our house. Can you help us out?”…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Earthworms Do Not Have Eyes Or Ears

Earthworms do not have eyes or ears. Instead they have light sensitive cells on the surface of their bodies to tell them the difference between light and dark. Worms do not like light, and tend to stay underground during the day, coming out at night to look for food. They are also sensitive to pressure…

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