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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

Daniel J Kline posted a status
"Has anyone tested their vermicompost for humates? Well done hot composting is said to produce long chain carbon molecules called humates."
Aug 29
Milt posted a discussion

New(er) video of casting harvester

The quality is a little better this time, http://youtu.be/ZI_iA6w5uAI   See More
Aug 25
Claire Furlong replied to Claire Furlong's discussion Worm supply in Ethiopia and Uganda
"Hello again - I am looking for composting worms for a project in Ethiopia - any ideas? Claire"
Aug 4
Claire Furlong commented on Claire Furlong's group East African Vermicomposters
"Hello everyone, I am looking for a worm supplier in Ethiopia again. Does anyone know where I can find worms in country? Thanks Claire"
Aug 4
Adam Tolley replied to Adam Tolley's discussion my new CFT
"no not using the spinning bars i will weld up a fork that will fit between the bars "
Jul 20
Gardener Larry replied to Adam Tolley's discussion my new CFT
"Just curious, are you just putting in bars or any type of spinning bars design that would help harvest? I think that is the only thing I might have done differently on mine."
Jul 19
Adam Tolley replied to Adam Tolley's discussion my new CFT
Jul 17
Adam Tolley posted discussions
Jul 17
Daniel J Kline commented on Ryan Van Patten's group NOVA Compost Community
"Well, here we are, July 3, 2016. We never did get together."
Jul 3
Adam Tolley posted videos
Jul 3
Zach Reinert updated their profile
Jul 2
Adam Tolley posted a status
"does anyone here raise european night crawlers for fishing bait i would like to know what systems you have them in"
Jul 2
Adam Tolley replied to Milt's discussion why reproduction stops
"i think its about 1000 worms per sq ft if there is food available "
Jun 28
Joseph Despins replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Yes this is where I learned everything I needed to know about using composting worms. The spammers drove me out to Facebook and GardenWeb."
Jun 27
Adam Tolley replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"get the word out Joseph we need theis forum to keep going "
Jun 27
Adam Tolley commented on adam tolley's group DIY tip and Tricks
"i had to make some adjust ments to meet criteria for a proper CFT so i made the box 250mm deeper to make it 630mm deep "
Jun 27
Joseph Despins replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"I'm glad the spammers are gone."
Jun 26
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?"
Jun 26
Joseph Despins replied to Milt's discussion why reproduction stops
"What is the density at which the population control kicks in?"
Jun 26
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"
Jun 26

Forum

New(er) video of casting harvester

Started by Milt Aug 25.

Worm supply in Ethiopia and Uganda 2 Replies

Started by Claire Furlong. Last reply by Claire Furlong Aug 4.

my new CFT 3 Replies

Started by Adam Tolley. Last reply by Adam Tolley Jul 20.

cant get enough

Started by Adam Tolley Jul 16.

why reproduction stops 2 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Adam Tolley Jun 28.

Is this forum dead?? 19 Replies

Started by Nemesis099. Last reply by Joseph Despins Jun 27.

Bone meal in worm bins 1 Reply

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Joseph Despins Jun 26.

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.

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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