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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

Andrew Loy replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"I have fed my worms bread and flour one time. Yes, the worms love it. Some commercial worm farmers uses Purina Worm Chow or a chicken mash to fatten the worms or as a primary feedstock. These chows consists some grain/flour ingredients. So I think…"
yesterday
Lance Waedemon posted a discussion

Feeding bread and other starches to worms

Does anyone feed bread to their worms. I've read you shouldn't do it but the worms seem to love it., I just lay it on top of the bedding and the worms surround it and eat it from the edges in about 4 days. I do the same thing with flour with the same results.See More
Saturday
Profile IconHollis Geary, David Barr, Brandon Long and 4 more joined vermicomposters.com
Saturday
Kathy Eisenberg joined Jason's group
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Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting

55 gallon barrels, trash cans, wheeled bins, bags, or whatever else you've thought of to turn into a flow through bin!A group to discuss ideas on the making of and maintenance of flow through worm bins.See More
Friday
Kathy Eisenberg joined Garry Hicks's group
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Used Tea Bag (UTB) Vermicomposters

For anyone interested in verrmicomposting with teabags
Friday
Kathy Eisenberg joined Sam Jones's group
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Coffee Ground Vermicomposters

All those who feel like adding coffee grounds to their worm bins or who collect and make use of Coffee Grounds are welcome here. Lets share ideas.See More
Friday
Kathy Eisenberg joined Steven Chow's group
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Indoor Vermicomposters

A group for indoor vermicomposters. People who keep their worm bins in their apartment or home rather than in their garden, garage or shed.See More
Friday
Daniel J Kline commented on Stephan K's blog post Worm composting a business idea from God
"Maybe I should do a Kickstarter campaign!!!"
Thursday
Daniel J Kline commented on Stephan K's blog post Worm composting a business idea from God
"Thank you, Stephan K I have read the book several times now, and like many aspects of what can be done with little start up money. My biggest commercial challenges are packaging materials, advertising, website, etc. Also, here in the USA the state…"
Thursday
Stephan K commented on Stephan K's blog post Worm composting a business idea from God
"Hello Daniel, sorry for the late reply I have been very busy in recent times. Thank you for purchasing my book "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget". I trust that it can assist you to start and maintain a worm…"
Thursday
Chris McCaffrey replied to Steven Chow's discussion Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters?
"Hi I have tried to show my location on the map, having entered the postcode it shows the correct location however when I click on next step nothing happens. Thanks"
Apr 27
Christopher Loew shared their blog post on Facebook
Apr 24
Christopher Loew posted a blog post

Cocoon Experiment

12:20 MDST - La Luz, NM - USA:EH cocoons arrived late this morning - picked out 6 yellow cocoons, placed in 3 individual containers marked 1 - 2 - and 3 -- 6.5 US Quart or 6.1 Liter & placed 1 cocoon in number 1 bin and marked it 1, placed 2 cocoons  in 2nd bin, marked 2, and 3 cocoons in 3rd marked number3, with appropriate amount of bedding first .The goal is to hatch the cocoons removing all worms except for the same amount of original amount of cocoons. And watch time from cocoon to…See More
Apr 24
Christopher Loew posted a photo
Apr 24
Stephen Jeffrey Watson updated their profile
Apr 17
Leny Chrisman joined Jason's group
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Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting

55 gallon barrels, trash cans, wheeled bins, bags, or whatever else you've thought of to turn into a flow through bin!A group to discuss ideas on the making of and maintenance of flow through worm bins.See More
Apr 17
Christopher Loew replied to Christopher Loew's discussion Rice - cooked
"Thanks Bill, a little rice can go a long way :)"
Apr 17
Bill replied to Christopher Loew's discussion Rice - cooked
"rice is ok just be cafeful how you add it. being starchy it can heat up"
Apr 16
Christopher Loew commented on Bing's group Eisenia Hortensis Wormers
"If I set my RM style 18 gallon bin for the EH cocoons - I should: A. Soak all my cardboard for many hours to thoroughly wet it ? B. mix cardboard and peat together in the bin ? C. add cornmeal within the bedding of CB and the peat ? D. place cocoons…"
Apr 16
Keith Reber and Christopher Loew are now friends
Apr 15

Forum

Feeding bread and other starches to worms 1 Reply

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Andrew Loy yesterday.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 117 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Chris McCaffrey Apr 27.

Rice - cooked 2 Replies

Started by Christopher Loew. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 17.

types of bedding 26 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 12.

quick, easy, and cheap 210 gal/800l bin. 4 Replies

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 11.

Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with? 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Keith Reber Apr 8.

Using the blender for making worm chow 4 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Michelle Apr 7.

Selective breeding 6 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Apr 4.

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 20 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 27.

Worm harvester 8 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Stephen Churchill Mar 24.

Gardening with castings 10 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Al Mar 6.

Raising worms outdoors in hot climates. 8 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 6.

Portable harvester 9 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 2.

Membership 10 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by iJohn Feb 6.

I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :( 9 Replies

Started by Marco Adriano. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 31.

Worms - Overfeeding? 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 31.

From BBC Earth

Started by Peter Barnard Jan 27.

Are these young worms? 3 Replies

Started by Doug H. Last reply by Farrel Stauffer Jan 23.

urgent question 13 Replies

Started by Claudia. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 16.

Beginner here: stacking or flow-through system? 4 Replies

Started by Carl Duffin. Last reply by Maurice Lee Jan 14.

Blog Posts

Cocoon Experiment

12:20 MDST - La Luz, NM - USA:

EH cocoons arrived late this morning - picked out 6 yellow cocoons, placed in 3 individual containers marked 1 - 2 - and 3 -- 6.5 US Quart or 6.1 Liter & placed 1 cocoon in number 1 bin and marked it 1, placed 2 cocoons  in 2nd bin, marked 2, and 3 cocoons in 3rd marked number3, with appropriate amount of bedding first .



The goal is to hatch the cocoons removing all worms except for the same amount of original amount of cocoons. And watch time…

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Posted by Christopher Loew on April 24, 2015 at 1:41pm

Eisenia hortensis egg capsules

how does one start a new bin for mail-order Euro's cocoons (100) there will be nothing but the cocoons, no worms, so how does one start this bin -

what and when to add anything more -

what should be waiting as food for them as newly "born" -

what to feed them as they grow older -

call me an optimist - this is my experiment to see how long it takes, hatch-ling percentage, survival rate and population increases - as long as I am composting I need to do something…

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Posted by Christopher Loew on April 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

What food is immediately most attractive to European Nightcrawlers?

This is a question and an experiment log...

What is the food that will draw European Night-crawlers most quickly, within 1 to 4 days? Please do post your personal experiences with foods that they come to within 1 to 4 days.

Right now, I'm interested in this food experiment, but ultimately, I'd like to figure out how to draw some of the biggest worms into a small area for "quick picking", so if you have personal experience with that please do post about it.

On to…

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Posted by Bill Wilson on February 3, 2015 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Egg Carton Feeder

I am going to place "Smoothies" along with pulverized egg shells or grit into a paper egg carton and then freeze them inside a one gallon zip lock bag.
When it is feeding time, I'll just break off chunks & toss them in.

Posted by Barry Winters on January 6, 2015 at 10:03pm

Tiny Tub two Worm Challenge (TTTWC)

are any of you doing Bentley's tiny tub two worm challenge?

http://www.redwormcomposting.com/fun-stuff/the-tiny-tub-two-worm-challenge/

Posted by Claudia on January 6, 2015 at 6:57pm

Millipede wood processing

This is an update on the discussion regarding vermicomposting Cellulose after "preprocessing" wood chips by millipedes. The millipedes that I mentioned were apparently recent arrivals from the Bahamas. Since they were non-natives and had little natural population control they were quite prolific. 

Despite being very efficient at processing decaying organic material and especially wood chips, they were only a problem due to their high population levels.

This year…

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Posted by J Bullock on December 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

Something to think about then act on.

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." Howard Zinn

Posted by maurice small on November 19, 2014 at 8:02am

My first worm based sanitation paper...

Here is copy of my first worm based sanitation paper, please message me if you are interested. C 

Posted by Claire Furlong on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

New Worm bin

Got my worms a couple of weeks ago. Placed them in my wooden outdoor compost bin that was used during the summer. Left the cooled compost inside the bin and used that as the bottom bedding, placed the worms inside the bin and added some pumpkin chunks. Things where going good and I discovered that the worms enjoyed the pumpkin chunks.

Then winter decided it was time to show up and the temp decided to drop. So after monitoring the temp inside the bin for a couple of days I…

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Posted by shane on November 14, 2014 at 8:19pm

 
 
 

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