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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

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maurice small posted a status
"Worms are my life."
Jan 11
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"Feel free to check out Jerseyworms.com anytime for all your worm farming needs!"
Jan 10
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Jan 8
Susan B replied to Susan B's discussion 95-100% cardboard?
"I've read quite a number of times that you can feed them on 100% cardboard.  The glue holding the 3 layers together is animal in origin, providing the N and the cardboard provides the bedding - C.  I just want to see what personal…"
Nov 27, 2016
Sue replied to Susan B's discussion 95-100% cardboard?
"Hi Susan, long time no see. I'm sure your BSFL leave droppings and since you're feeding only the larvae to the chickens, you could add the droppings into the worm bin. I sort of remember from long ago that worms will go through that…"
Nov 26, 2016
Joseph Despins replied to Susan B's discussion 95-100% cardboard?
"In nature, the worms feed on decomposing leaves, so they could do ok on cardboard alone."
Nov 19, 2016
Susan B replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Even if it were dead, there is so much good content on it that trolling through teaches me a lot. "
Nov 17, 2016
Susan B posted a discussion

95-100% cardboard?

Is there anyone using mostly cardboard as a food and bedding?  How is it working.  I've been vermicomposting for over a decade and just started using black soldier fly larvae now that I'm living on a farm with chickens to feed them to.  I heard a BSFL guy say that you should give all of the food to the BSFL and feed cardboard to the worms.  I'd love any advice you could give.  I've been soaking the cardboard in a trash can for a few days until I get around to tearing it in to smaller pieces -…See More
Nov 17, 2016
Claire Furlong replied to Claire Furlong's discussion Help to ID Worms from Burma/Myanmar
"Hello everyone I am back in Myanmar - I thought I would update you on my worm hunting. I have found or rather my colleagues have found two places which sell composting worms close to Yangon. The Vegetable and Fruit Research Development Centre -…"
Oct 20, 2016
Claire Furlong replied to Claire Furlong's discussion Help with Wild Worm ID in Ethiopia
"Here are the photos with the colours"
Oct 9, 2016
Claire Furlong replied to Claire Furlong's discussion Help with Wild Worm ID in Ethiopia
"Worm 1"
Oct 9, 2016
Claire Furlong posted a discussion

Help with Wild Worm ID in Ethiopia

Hello again, I am trying to identify some worms I found close to Gamella in Ethiopia. It is a part of an ongoing project and I am trying to find native composting worms here:Worm 1 was found about 1 cm below the surface in organic rich black soil, which was damp and had a cover of leaf litter. It is a brown worm with a purple to green iridescence on its top side. Its underneath lacks iridescence and  is considerable lighter. It has a flat saddle, pointed front end and rounded back end. The…See More
Oct 6, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016

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95-100% cardboard? 3 Replies

Started by Susan B. Last reply by Susan B Nov 27, 2016.

Is this forum dead?? 20 Replies

Started by Nemesis099. Last reply by Susan B Nov 17, 2016.

Help to ID Worms from Burma/Myanmar 7 Replies

Started by Claire Furlong. Last reply by Claire Furlong Oct 20, 2016.

Help with Wild Worm ID in Ethiopia 3 Replies

Started by Claire Furlong. Last reply by Claire Furlong Oct 9, 2016.

New(er) video of casting harvester

Started by Milt Aug 25, 2016.

Worm supply in Ethiopia and Uganda 2 Replies

Started by Claire Furlong. Last reply by Claire Furlong Aug 4, 2016.

my new CFT 3 Replies

Started by Adam Tolley. Last reply by Adam Tolley Jul 20, 2016.

cant get enough

Started by Adam Tolley Jul 16, 2016.

why reproduction stops 2 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Adam Tolley Jun 28, 2016.

Bone meal in worm bins 1 Reply

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Joseph Despins Jun 26, 2016.

getting back on track

Started by Adam Tolley Jun 4, 2016.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 121 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Sara Smith Living in Colorado May 8, 2016.

Worm Wigwam

Started by Deighton King Feb 28, 2016.

Compost and casting harvester 4 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Harry Hopkins Feb 17, 2016.

Feeding bread and other starches to worms 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by john vance Jan 1, 2016.

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.

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

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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