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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

Nemesis099 posted a discussion

Is this forum dead??

I check this forum about once a week and have not found anything for well over a month.  Has everyone left this forum or is anyone else lurking like I do? Here is a Youtube channel I'm creating dedicated to composting with Worms just to see if we can get the conversation going again.  FYI all my videos are filmed using a 4k camera for some nice clear video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJC08qsgXuarRzpQLOPc5g Let me know…See More
6 hours ago
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

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!See More
Aug 27
Daniel J Kline posted a status
"I found that the cardboard I put in my in ground worm bin is eaten by termites, not worms. Any suggestions?"
Aug 26
Jose DeAnda added a discussion to the group San Francisco Bay Area
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does any one have Extra worms in the San Francisco Area?

Just moved into a new place and i want to start up my compost again. Wanted to know if anyone has an overcrowded worm farm and can help me start up my worm farm?See More
Aug 25
matthew fallon replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"here's what the VC level looks like now.. OH! also last winter was very hard here in long island NY, it killed any or at least most worms in the bin..but i suppose they laid lots of cocoons because there are tons in there once again now that…"
Aug 24
matthew fallon replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"sorry i havent updated this in forever... So this bin i ended up dismantling and removing from basement..it was too large and had quite a few fly/gnat outbreaks...in 2013 i decided to make a new one outside in my compost corner of the garden...this…"
Aug 24
Daniel J Kline commented on Jason's group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"Thanks man!"
Aug 24
Daniel J Kline commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post Modular Insulated Feed Through System
"Pictures would be nice, my dear man... Your verbal pictures are almost enough though your syntax is not quite American! Thanks for the descriptive language! I wonder if the 2 inches of paper shreds on your rods will be a problem if it mats up and…"
Aug 24
Susan Whitener updated their profile
Aug 17
Karla Agee posted a status
"626 476 5236"
Aug 14
Karla Agee updated their profile
Aug 14
Karla Agee left a comment for Karla Agee
"Our apologies to all! Our telephone number is 626 476 5236 . We are still in Lemon Grove and we produce and distribute Karla's Red Wiggler Worm Castings to local organic farmers, gardeners and now in some Farmer's Markets. Give us a call…"
Aug 14
YOLANDA ANASTACIO-CAMILLO posted a status
"hii fellow vermicomposters, i,m back ho1'sour verm7n?"
Aug 13
YOLANDA ANASTACIO-CAMILLO posted a status
"hi fellow vermicomposters , i.m back how are you,"
Aug 13
PIERS DIESTLER left a comment for Vincent Walsh
"Please let me know if the urbanbios@google.com is still active?  Thankyou. "
Aug 5
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

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…See More
Aug 4
Robert Fraser posted a status
"Applying to plants and will post results towards the fall."
Jul 25
Robert Fraser posted a status
"Hi all it's been a long time in posting. Recently, I'm working a lot with wormcasting tea and finally, getting a half decent mixture."
Jul 25
Christopher Loew replied to Terri Hamilton's discussion Moisture sensor reading in the group Indoor Vermicomposters
"Depending on worm species the red wigglers like 7.5 and temps (F) between 70 to 80, so about room temp or a couple degrees warmer. ANC's (Africans) like it between 74 -80 degrees F and moisture less that all about 60 and 70 on the…"
Jul 8
Christopher Loew replied to Kevin L. Bennett's discussion Small worms in the group Eisenia Hortensis Wormers
"They, as all worms have a tendency to slow their mating, growth and feeding habits down if the bin is over populated."
Jul 7

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Is this forum dead??

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Compost and casting harvester

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Gardening with castings 11 Replies

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Feeding bread and other starches to worms 2 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Bill May 31.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 120 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Christopher Loew May 29.

Portable harvester 12 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Daniel J Kline May 17.

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 26 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by FabricGATOR May 12.

quick, easy, and cheap 210 gal/800l bin. 5 Replies

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by Organic Crusader May 10.

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.

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.

Worm harvester 8 Replies

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

Raising worms outdoors in hot climates. 8 Replies

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

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.

Blog Posts

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

In the begining

I am awaiting my worm's arrival. I have prepared shredded paper and gathered kitchen scraps. I have a container of baked and powdered egg shells. I am just about ready.

However, I look at my bin which is a 2x3 tank 18" deep and wonder if I want to drill holes in the bottom. I have heard that they are not actually necessary but so many people are doing it. For now I am going to bypass this step.

Posted by Hollis Geary on May 5, 2015 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

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

 
 
 

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