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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

Jason Smith updated their profile
5 hours ago
Lance Waedemon replied to synelg's discussion Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question
"Do what works best for you. I've had a lot of worms in the bottom of the bin where it's very wet and possibly anaerobic? Also had a lot of worms alive and wiggling in the drainage jar. Just dumped them back in the bin.  Worms seem to…"
Saturday
David Murphy left a comment for Christopher Loew
"Sorry, a typo there, last sentence.  Should read  . . . I can help you better"
Saturday
David Murphy left a comment for Christopher Loew
"Chris, the preferred food of worms is first of all bacteria, then anything on the list of micro flora and fauna.  Manure is full of those which is why I always recommend it.  Do you have a race track within a reasonable distance ? …"
Saturday
Christopher Loew left a comment for David Murphy
"Thank you David, I very much appreciate the return reply. I have no access to manure of any kind, short of whatever is being sold at Home Improvement stores. Would  paper or a partially rotted lettuce leaves do any good? "
Saturday
David Murphy left a comment for Christopher Loew
"Chris, when you write "to set up a nursery" do you mean "incubator? that is to say, is your question How do I safely get them to hatch ? Just mimic nature.   When I first became interested in worms, writers wrote about…"
Friday
Christopher Loew updated their profile
Friday
Christopher Loew left a comment for David Murphy
"Thanks for the add David - If I purchase worm capsules, what is the correct way to set up a nursery for them? - I am a real new guy - Due to budget can't even order my first worms till next week."
Friday
Christopher Loew and David Murphy are now friends
Friday
David Murphy posted a photo

Book Organic Growing with Worms

This is the best book book ever written on the topic of earth Worms and compost Worms and how the one can be used to compliment the other. One reviewer wrote that " . . . this is an amazing and inspiring book . . . it reads like an exciting…
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Molly Anderson
"Greetings Molly& welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au I also wrote a book some years ago (about 50,000 sold so far)  which you would find both…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Gene Boyd
"Greetings Chris & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au I have written a book which you would find both interesting and helpful.  You can review it at…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Will Pierz
"Greetings Will  & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. I have a number of farmers as…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Tami Vanderwilt
"Greetings Tami & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. Clearly, if you've been working with…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Kristen
"Greetings Kirsten & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. I also have a website at…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Lek Hong Kee
"Greetings Lek Hong Kee & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. I also have a website at…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Tom Huffman
"Greetings Tom & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. As a landscape Gardener you would benefit…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Deborah Butler
"Greetings Deborah & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au    I will always give you a full answer. I also have a website at…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Sly Tardif
"Greetings Sly & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au I also have a website at www.organicgrowingwithworms.com.au David Murphy (I've got worms and…"
Friday
David Murphy left a comment for Chris Cranmer
"Greetings Chris & welcome ! Any questions or problems you may have in your adventures with worms, feel free to email me at djfmurphy@dodo.com.au I have a book used as a reference by many schools in Australia I'm sure you would find it…"
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Forum

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 20 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by Lance Waedemon on Saturday.

Selective breeding 5 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by FabricGATOR on Thursday.

Worm harvester 8 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Stephen Churchill on Wednesday.

Using the blender for making worm chow 2 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Daniel J Kline Mar 18.

quick, easy, and cheap 210 gal/800l bin. 2 Replies

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by stefaan walleghem Mar 13.

types of bedding 24 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 11.

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.

Worm Wiki

Started by Maurice Lee Jan 12.

Worms underwater 3 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 12.

How do I get started 82 Replies

Started by Carol. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Blog Posts

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.

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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

Learning

Hello All, I'm wanting to start a worm bin and not sure how to go about it. Size or space is not a problem and I'm in Texas so it's not to cold (most of the time), but does get hot in summer. I think the flow through bins are interesting but I can't figure out what holds every thing in. Seems like stuff would just fall through the bars in the bottom.

Earl

Posted by Earl Patton on October 14, 2014 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Worm crate Update

Alittle update :

I have been feeding the worms some of my kitchen scraps, around 8 onces of various veggie scraps stored in the freezer (including garlic, onion and lemon - but only very little (as in less that an once of it). Before adding it to the big, i throw them in the food processor (with some water to make the grinding possible), spinkled some powdered eggshells, and add some dry bedding to absorb some of the extra moisture. For now the total is just about 8 lbs of food that was…

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Posted by Benj Lucas on September 25, 2014 at 10:26am

 
 
 

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