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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

Robert Fraser posted a status
"Applying to plants and will post results towards the fall."
Sunday
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."
Sunday
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
Daren Baldwin is now a member of vermicomposters.com
Jul 6
Milt posted a discussion

Compost and casting harvester

I did the best job I could and it seems to work well. Check out the reviews at https://www.etsy.com/shop/easysift See More
Jun 5
Bill replied to Donna Soroka's discussion Gardening with castings
"Well Donna looks spring has sprung and summer is almost here. At least it is here in S.E. Texas. Just a quick comment using leaves as mulch and my observations over the last few seasons. They will decompose but at a slower rate as compared to a…"
May 31
Bill replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"You will be fine. The main worry with starchy material is that it will heat up quickly. Just don't over do it."
May 31
Kevin L. Bennett added a discussion to the group Eisenia Hortensis Wormers
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Small worms

 I have a 13 foot square bin started with euros. Bin actually gets feed apx. 10 gallons of hm cardboard coffee grinds and misc.. Last fishing season I was getting nice worms for fishing now not able to find anything as big as a red wiggler.  Any Ideas on why their size would be so small.See More
May 31
Barry Winters commented on Carolyn O'Connor's blog post Percentage of castings from a lb of feed
"I  feed my worms almost entirely coffee grounds and paper/cardboard and keep track of input.output on a spreadsheet. Right now it appears that I am getting about one pound of compost per two pounds of input material but I have not monitored or…"
May 29
Christopher Loew replied to Steven Chow's discussion Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters?
"Steve, Hope I catch you at the right time. My URL is www.wormology.lotaca.com Like I said, not enough coffee Sorry Christopher Loew Wormology worms@lotaca.com "
May 29
Christopher Loew updated their profile
May 28
Christopher B. added a discussion to the group Ohio Vermiculture Network
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Fellow worm heads in the Chillicothe area.

Hello all! I am looking to move down to the Chillicothe area and would love to hook up with some fellow worm heads. Please let me know if you are around this area and let's get together and have some fun and do some business! Thanks!See More
May 28
Christopher B. joined Kathy Jacobson's group
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Ohio Vermiculture Network

Ohio Earthworm farmers:  Community Health and Civic Resilience Alliance efforts toward healthy soil, water, increased crop productivity, food safety, wise resource management, reduced oil dependence and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.See More
May 28
Hollis Geary commented on Hollis Geary's blog post In the begining
"I have found the bin to be rather dry. All is well. "
May 28
Farrel Stauffer commented on Hollis Geary's blog post In the begining
"Hello Hollis,  The thing you are going to want to watch for is too much moisture.  The drain holes will help with that.  However, if you are careful about how much water ends up in the bin you should be ok. Farrel"
May 26
Jay left a comment for Davin Stewart
"Hello Davin! Welcome to "wormy world"! :)"
May 24
Christopher Loew posted a status
"http://vermicomposters.ning.com/ isn't part of the address for the map"
May 22
Christopher Loew replied to Steven Chow's discussion Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters?
"I am confused, There is a DNS message on the page when I click on the overhead menu MAP. I am using Chrome, and flow through all the pages except the WIKKI and MAP pages. I have windows 7 home with all updates, strangest of all, I remember signing…"
May 22
Christopher Loew replied to Steven Chow's discussion Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters?
"This webpage is not available Can't see map to see if I'm still on it."
May 19

Forum

Compost and casting harvester

Started by Milt Jun 5.

Gardening with castings 11 Replies

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

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.

urgent question 13 Replies

Started by Claudia. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 16.

Blog Posts

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

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

 
 
 

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