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Eco-Verm vermicompost unit
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Did anybody ever see or use an Eco-Verm Organic Digester? I know the company is out of Australia. Here is a link if you want to check the unit. w…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew from California Feb 18, 2013.

 

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Mar 15
Andrew Loy replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"I have fed my worms bread and flour one time. Yes, the worms love it. Some commercial worm farmers uses Purina Worm Chow or a chicken mash to fatten the worms or as a primary feedstock. These chows consists some grain/flour ingredients. So I think…"
May 3, 2015
Andrew Loy replied to Kate M's discussion Heating with soil heat coil
"Here is the link. Farm Tek I use 1/4 inch wire mesh with wire ties to keep the heat wire attached."
Jan 2, 2015
Andrew Loy replied to Kate M's discussion Heating with soil heat coil
" Kate, I use soil heat coils. My bins are bigger. Soil heat coil works great, but dries out the bedding. I keep mine on the top. My worms like it. I use Farmtek/Greenhouse Supply company to order the heat coils. They have different sizes. Or…"
Dec 31, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Does anyone use biochar in the worm bin?
"I used biochar in my bins this past year. The worms really love it. I fed once a week with biochar with horse manure. There was a set back, the bins got to wet. Do to the humidity in Pennsylvania. Next time I plan to reduce the amount of biochar…"
Dec 28, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Romualdas's discussion large scale vermicomposting
"Alene, One company that I know that builds flow through reactors. Sustainable Agricultural Technologies "
Nov 13, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Milt's discussion worm casting brick
"I never thought using a ton jack will work way much better and keep the microbes alive with moisture. Again that is a great idea, worm castings in a brick form."
Oct 17, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Milt's discussion worm casting brick
"Milt, That is a great idea. Would you use a vacuum sealer to compress the worm castings? I think worm castings need air to stay alive in the packaging for good results in the garden. "
Oct 16, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Milt's discussion In response to popular demand (one person)
"Milt, I just got my sifter today and tried it. It works very very well. I love it. Thank you. Andy"
Sep 19, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Kate M's discussion Temperature stabilization for Euros
"Kate, You can use soil warmer coil. Cable that is design for heating seedlings. The cable must be attach to a small piece plywood(almost the size of your worm bin) . These cables usually a have a set thermostat for  65 degrees or 70 degrees.…"
Apr 25, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Samuel Fuller's discussion Homemade worm bin
"Hi Sam, Welcome aboard. Sounds like you are on the right track in vermicomposting. Try use a tote lid to catch the leachete."
Apr 25, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to Kevin L. Bennett's discussion Flow thru depth
"Kevin, I will just add food and bedding when the previous food and bedding looks processed. Where is your bin located?"
Mar 4, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to jcw's discussion Which Bin for Mom? (Ideas, please?)
"Stephen is right. The Worm Inn or the larger version the Mega Inn will be the best one.  The bins are flexible and sealed, so no worms or the vermicompost will not fall out from a dog or other animals."
Feb 28, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to charles's discussion Can I compost El Paca Poo?
"Here is an Alpaca Farm that vermicomposts the manure: Twisted Suri Alpaca Farm. This might help you."
Feb 16, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to bpearcy10's discussion Meal Worm Questions
"I just found this website/project you might like. Very interesting for you mealworms and other insects..  Here is the link: open bug farm."
Feb 13, 2014
Andrew Loy replied to charles's discussion Can I compost El Paca Poo?
"What I read alpaca manure is excellent for the worms. I think their stomachs digest most of the seeds."
Feb 13, 2014

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
March 17, 2007
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Organic gardening/agricultural. Always want a commercial worm farm someday.
What do your worms like to eat?
Right now they eat composted horse manure, kitchen scraps, paper and cardboard.
What kinds of worms do you have?
eisenia fetidia, eisenia andrei, eisenia hortenis
What worm bins do you use?
Worm Wig Wam, mega inn, and aerated worm bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
10 pounds for right now.
About Me:
You can call me Andy. I always have an intrigue with earthworms. I am starting out to be a part-time commercial worm farmer that only produces vermicompost for right now. Someday I will be full-time with a big worm facility with other added worm products. Added products such as compost worms worm tea extract, and vermimeal for livestock protein and other worm species.

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At 11:01am on January 28, 2013, Joseph Despins said…

Hi Andy, welcome to Vermicomposters! You've got a Wigwam? Wow that's one awesome system. I wished I had the budget and space to have one of those at my place.

At 3:10pm on January 28, 2013, Andrew Loy said…

The Worm Wigwam is a year old. No complaints. I like how the harvest system works.  I used to have 2 home built OSCRs. They were 3' by 4'.

At 3:12pm on January 28, 2013, Deborah said…

I just saw the worm wigwam on amazon.com Its about $650. Do you think that's a fair price?

At 5:52pm on January 28, 2013, Andrew Loy said…

Yes I think that is fair price. I got mine from Sustainable Agricultural Technologies, Inc. about the same price.

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