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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

Joseph Despins replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"I'm glad the spammers are gone."
1 hour ago
Joseph Despins replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Bone meal in worm bins
"That's an interesting thing you're doing. Have you tried using it on plants, and if so, how did they respond?"
1 hour ago
Joseph Despins replied to Milt's discussion why reproduction stops
"What is the density at which the population control kicks in?"
1 hour ago
Adam Tolley commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"time to build a flow through that i can just use for breeding ENC and getting rid of my grass clippings the box is 830 x 600 x 500 mm deep"
5 hours ago
Sue commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"Adam: not sure what is available in your area but several people, me included, use a mix of chicken feed (pellets) and rabbit feed (or just alfalfa pellets). I mixed them into my rotted juice pulp. In the US they cost ca. $14/20 Kg. You will have to…"
yesterday
Adam Tolley commented on adam tolley's group australian worm farmers
"ok wanting some info from other worm farmers who breed i am looking at a mass breeding program and looking at food who uses a home made worm chow and who uses off cuts of leafy greens what do you find works best i have 6 half barrels as in my pics…"
Thursday
Adam Tolley commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"ok wanting some info from other worm farmers who breed i am looking at a mass breeding program and looking at food who uses a home made worm chow and who uses off cuts of leafy greens what do you find works best i have 6 half barrels as in my pics…"
Thursday
Adam Tolley posted a status
"this forum is not dead lets get it back up and going dont let the spammers stop us worming"
Jun 16
Jose Lima replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Yes the tester is calibrated> I agree with you, what i need is to increase the pH. My original post was wrong. I pretend to do this by adding Calcium Carbonate. Also I will stop feeding them cardboard and paper. and vegies that are not pre…"
Jun 8
Danner replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Good you have a tester. But it looks like your vermicompost pH is already too low. Should be between 6.5 and 8 typically.  Do you have the two powders you dissolve in water to calibrate your tester?"
Jun 8
Jose Lima replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"i dissolved a hand full of vermicompost in water, Water was 8.5 already. Mixed very well and tested the resulting water. it came to be 4.8"
Jun 8
Jose Lima replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"I have about 40 cubic feet of vermicopost in a continuous flow bin, that will take a lot of egg shells, Yesterday I order Calcium Carbonate. As for today I cut the feeding, I was giving them lots of cardboard and paper, as well as vegetables that…"
Jun 8
Danner replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Or add in a little peat moss.  How do you know you need to lower your pH?"
Jun 8
Sue replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Jose: have you tried adding powdered egg shells?"
Jun 8
Jose Lima replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"I hope not, I need some help from experts in lowering the PH of my worm bin"
Jun 7
Adam Tolley posted a discussion

getting back on track

hi all i have been away for a few years 6 to be exact just got my worms going again lets get this site up and humming again i have moved from the worm cafes to 205 l plastic drums in a bathtub type situation and feeding purely on horse manure and grass clippings with paper and cardboard i started the farms in april and looking to harvest in august i heard there was some spammers that got on here let not let them win and don't let the forum die See More
Jun 4
Jim Hunt commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"Sounds good, Adam. The only problem I see (other than the usual) is that 330 pounds is a lot of weight to lug around."
Jun 4
Adam Tolley commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"hi all i am back after a long tme away i have a new set up for bins that is cheap and easy for me to handle i am using 44 gallon (205L) plastic drums cut in half vertically layed down on an old shelving rack and they hold about 150kgs of horsemanure…"
Jun 4
Adam Tolley joined adam tolley's group
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DIY tip and Tricks

DIY tips and Tricks of building worm farms and different feeding and harvesting methods
Jun 4
Adam Tolley joined Jeffery Lund's group
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Cattle Manure Users

This group is for people who also use Cattle manure. The Pro and Cons of using this type of manure for raising worms  and vermiculture.
Jun 4

Forum

Is this forum dead?? 17 Replies

Started by Nemesis099. Last reply by Joseph Despins 1 hour ago.

Bone meal in worm bins 1 Reply

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Joseph Despins 1 hour ago.

why reproduction stops 1 Reply

Started by Milt. Last reply by Joseph Despins 1 hour ago.

getting back on track

Started by Adam Tolley Jun 4.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 121 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Sara Smith Living in Colorado May 8.

Worm Wigwam

Started by Deighton King Feb 28.

Compost and casting harvester 4 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Harry Hopkins Feb 17.

Feeding bread and other starches to worms 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by john vance Jan 1.

VB96 31 Replies

Started by Joseph Denial. Last reply by Danner Dec 16, 2015.

A quick flow through bin question 13 Replies

Started by Rick. Last reply by Danner Dec 16, 2015.

Using the blender for making worm chow 5 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Danner Dec 16, 2015.

Halloween Treat 8 Replies

Started by Deighton King. Last reply by Steve Bichlmeier Dec 8, 2015.

Hey fellow wormheads 1 Reply

Started by Zach Reinert. Last reply by Nemesis099 Oct 12, 2015.

Gardening with castings 11 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Bill May 31, 2015.

Portable harvester 12 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Daniel J Kline May 17, 2015.

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 26 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by FabricGATOR May 12, 2015.

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

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by Organic Crusader May 10, 2015.

Rice - cooked 2 Replies

Started by Christopher Loew. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 17, 2015.

types of bedding 26 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 12, 2015.

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

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Keith Reber Apr 8, 2015.

Blog Posts

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

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

 
 
 

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