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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Spreading Worm Casts Over A Lawn

“Hi Duncan and Ken, Every week I look forward to your newsletter. My name is Hennie Woite and I’m from South Africa. Thank you for very interesting, practical and scientific based information. I would like to ask whether in view of the fact that it is said that earth worm casts should never dry out…

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Amending The Soil of an Existing Worm Bin

“I was wondering if amending the soil of an existing worm bin would provide any benefit to the eco system of the bin?” ~ Leo Juarez Hi Leo, This is an interesting and unusual question. First all, it depends what type of amendments you are talking about. I will based this on amending garden soil,…

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