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Vermicomposters.com is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin or compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started and want more information.  There are… Continue

Created by Steven Chow May 28, 2008 at 7:35am. Last updated by Steven Chow Mar 12, 2010.

 

About Vermicomposters.com

Welcome to Vermicomposters.com
Vermicomposters.com is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin/compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started. Read this note to help you get started on vermicomposters.com:

Vermicomposters.com Map

Vermicomposters.com was setup to to find out how many people compost with worms so don't forget to add yourself to the map.

If you have any questions or problems with the map please post here Thank you.

Got photos on flickr? The Worm Watch feature on the vermicomposters.com homepage is being replaced.. with the vermicomposting flickr pool to make it easier for us all to update the featured photos on the vermicomposters.com homepage.. sorry for the delay on fixing Worm Watch and please help add any flickr photos you can find to the vermicomposting pool!

Vermicomposters.com WormWiki
Share your knowledge by becoming a WormWiki writer! Vermicomposting can be intimidating at first... but maybe we can help make it easier by assembling our experiences and knowledge on a wiki to help people get started. Write your own articles like Amy's How to make a worm bin bag or just pitch in on the collectively written online guide. Check out the Online Resources / Links Section

Be sure to also join the WormWiki Writers group

Latest Activity

Jeff Muzio and Vikki are now friends
Sep 29
Milt replied to Milt's discussion High speed power sifter
"Better than most sifters."
Sep 22
agenthan Raj updated their profile
Aug 22
Alan Robinson commented on Alan Robinson's status
"I want to start 2 new worm bin any help would be great"
Aug 15
Alan Robinson posted a status
"i want start 2 new bins"
Aug 15
Jay replied to Morris's discussion Inherited worm-farm and its garden!
"Hello Morris! Welcome!  1) I avoid putting tomato, onion or citrus in my bin because tomatoes are too acidic and onion and citrus have oils that can harm the worms. The mash works better because it doesn't have to break down naturally…"
Aug 6
Jay posted a blog post

Capturing small quantities of worms

Hello friends! I just stumbled across a way to capture a handful of worms at a time from my bin. If you have any avocados that are past human consumption stage, cut them in half, remove the pit if you like, then put the open half on top of your VC in the bin. After a few weeks, the eaten flesh of the avocado will be replaced with worms. I have a small fluorescent light above my bin to deter escapees. I rarely put in new bedding, I just cover their food with moistened corrugated craft paper that…See More
Aug 2
Patrick G. Perry updated their profile
Jul 28
Peter Barnard commented on Peter Barnard's album
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Collection of Worm Species

"I'm surprised that your PE's are escaping. I found them to be just as content as any other species. (EF's and EE's) Of course if they are short of food, they'll go elsewhere."
Jul 26
Bruce Gardiner commented on Peter Barnard's album
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Collection of Worm Species

"Peter, Thank you very much for that confirmation. Although both the PEs and the EEs have the blue sheen to their heads, I should be able to tell the difference between adults just in their size (PEs small and EEs large). And the baby EEs should have…"
Jul 23
Peter Barnard commented on Peter Barnard's album
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"No worries Bruce, worms do not interbreed."
Jul 23
Bruce Gardiner commented on Peter Barnard's album
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"Peter, I am having great difficulty stopping my Malaysian Blues from escaping here in Burma. I have made some Worm Inn style bags that work best, but I'm looking for another species to try. I've been offered some African Nightcrawlers, but…"
Jul 22
Bruce Gardiner posted a status
"Do different species of composting worms interbreed? Example - African Nightcrawlers and Malaysian Blues. I live in Burma. Thanks, Bruce"
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Inherited worm-farm and its garden!

Hello all,I have just inherited a neglected French-design worm farm, and am in need of a little advice.I lifted the lid for the first time on the worm farm and understand it had been left untouched for a month or two, so I expected I would find a worm graveyard, but to my astonishment (and joy) there was still lots of movement and wriggling at my introducing light.Also, the bottom of the three layers in the worm farm (having slid it out for a quick look) is a perfect worm-cast block. Very…See More
Apr 27

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Capturing small quantities of worms

Hello friends! I just stumbled across a way to capture a handful of worms at a time from my bin. If you have any avocados that are past human consumption stage, cut them in half, remove the pit if you like, then put the open half on top of your VC in the bin. After a few weeks, the eaten flesh of the avocado will be replaced with worms. I have a small fluorescent light above my bin to deter escapees. I rarely put in new bedding, I just cover their food with…

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Posted by Jay on August 2, 2018 at 6:59pm

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

At last I have managed to add photos taken as the work progressed. 

The final gap between the rods was 3 inches, with the rods being 1/2 inch diameter, the pitch centres being then 3&1/2 inches. 

I am not conversant with the method of fitting my photos into the text and so they appear under 'Photos' and are dated: 21 March 2017, by clicking the single picture, access then shows the series of 12 pictures.

Please be free to send me any queries and suggestions, for…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on March 23, 2017 at 4:10pm

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

I will say that previously the bedding used in my wormeries was from a collection of Autumn leaves.  Although leaves suited the worms I found that there was a continuing build up of slugs, due to having collected the leaves from earth beneath the trees? . I would later see upon inspection, clusters of slugs eggs so a bigger population was then likely! 

Perhaps leaves from a paved/concreted area would get over this problem? (Any comments?)

Hessian sacking I found worked well if…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on February 2, 2017 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

,Time has gone by since my last blog and here is a further development. I had mentioned the ventilator in the lid previously.  I am aware that numerous members state that due to using a feed through system they do not have to collect exudate as is the case of a stacked tray system.  I found that over time quite a lot of liquid had drained into the containers below (three flower troughs).  Further, on opening the lid there were always a number of worms either on the walls or adjacent to the…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on January 23, 2017 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Here I will mention that previously I had only to raise the lid and note the number of worms coming to the top of the chamber.  This would then allow me to consider what may be the cause of their trouble.  I had for a number of days lifted the lid and there seemed no problem in this direction,

I began to be aware of a slight smell within the garage, a few more days and this became more powerful!   I found the source of the smell: a large number of worms were found shrivelled in the…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on December 11, 2015 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Before I begin I want to say that as a previous novice I found that references to bedding somewhat baffling.  The reason was that no distinction was made between the bedding used in starting off a wormery and that used to cover the wormery contents.  Perhaps the prefix of lower and top might be used to avoid any confusion?  Please feel free to comment.

More of my MK4 experiences:

As I previously stated when the worms are not happy they begin to rise up the inner walls, their…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on October 11, 2015 at 2:10am

Modular Insulated Feed Through System Problem

The moist atmosphere within the cabinet had been overlooked.

The opening for the ventilator in the lid, which is partly of steel, began to rust.  The rust was cleaned up and car underseal applied.

Non of the worms were found to have suffered!

Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on August 27, 2015 at 7:11am

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Here I wish to explain my MK4 wormery.  The main chamber of which is the insulated cabinet.  I was looking for a deep freezer cabinet, a fridge would have had fittings for milk bottles!.  The one I found was approx. a 2ft cube...The back was cut out by using a Stanley pad saw from inside the cabinet. (It was a Necht N1 that had been dumped minus the compressor).  That done I made a wooden frame to take the rods, the cabinet now sits on the frame which is 1 1/4in wide all round. The door now…

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Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on August 4, 2015 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Back!

Finishing up Master Gardener class from Clemson University! 2 more classes and about 20 more hours of volunteer service and will have my certificate! Built nearby county extension office a stackable 5 gallon bucket vermi-system this morning.

Posted by Jay on May 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Attention creatives: apply to the Vermi-Prize

I'm giving out money to honor artwork about composting worms.

~ HOW to win?  Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog. To…

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Posted by Amy Youngs on May 13, 2015 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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