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Worm harvester
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Allrighty, folks. I'm planning on harvesting some castings in a few months, and need some input on making a harvester.I haven't the slightest idea how to make one, so any blueprints/opinions are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Churchill Mar 24, 2015.

Heating with soil heat coil
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Is anybody familiar with the soil heat coils that start up at 74º? We live in a very cold climate, and the other day my little heater in my "worm room" went kaput, and the temp in my worm room…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gardener Larry Jan 6, 2015.

Misshappen worms dying
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I've got European Nightcrawlers in a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Oct 24, 2014.

Combining Worm Breeds
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Is it possible for different breeds of worms to breed with each other so you end up with a mix? Like, for example, mixing Canadian Nightcrawlers with European Nightcrawlers.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by FabricGATOR Sep 26, 2014.

 

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Raising Worms For Fishing

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Apr 11, 2015
Stephen Churchill replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Hi there, it appears the link is broken to my harvester download, so here it is again!http://urbanwormcompany.com/would-you-like-a-cheap-easy-way-to-harvest-worm-castings/Regards,Steve"
Mar 24, 2015
FabricGATOR replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"I harvested the castings from my second bin this week. I got about 3 gallons from 1/2 bin. I move all my exhausted bedding to one side and then set up the other side and let it get started for a few weeks.I feed on the new side, hoping to attract…"
Feb 10, 2015
Kate M replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Wow! That's great! Thanks a lot!"
Feb 3, 2015
Kate M replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Haha! Lets just say I'm a cheap skate and don't want to loose any worms. I started out small, with just buying them at Walmart in the bait section for 3 bucks for 30 worms. I started with 160, and now I figure I've got upwards of…"
Feb 3, 2015
Sue replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"If you click on the link, they will provide you with a free plan. I didn't build it because I do not have room for a harvester. I am harvesting the same way as FabricGATOR. Free Harvester plan"
Feb 1, 2015
FabricGATOR replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"No Kate, not really. the problem is that they are all different size and around the same size as the turds. Milts 5 gallon harvester is really a vibrating screen type system. It appears very efficient and effortless. but it won't separate the…"
Jan 31, 2015
Kate M replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Would a harvester separate the cocoons from the castings?"
Jan 31, 2015
FabricGATOR replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"I use the pile in the sun method and then screen though 1/4" mesh. Worms will squirm at the bottom of the piles. I keep castings aside and moist for a few weeks an get the hatchlings / stowaways later on. Any clumpy material that does not…"
Jan 31, 2015
Kate M posted a discussion

Worm harvester

Allrighty, folks. I'm planning on harvesting some castings in a few months, and need some input on making a harvester.I haven't the slightest idea how to make one, so any blueprints/opinions are appreciated!I have wire mesh, but I'm not sure what size it is.Would a harvester strain my baby worms from the castings?How thorough is a harvester?Thanks!See More
Jan 30, 2015
Kate M replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Worms - Overfeeding?
"Even though they eat the bedding, it isn't considered as food. With adding kitchen scraps, or whatever you feed them, it is always better to start with small portions, and over time increase the portions and gauge carefully how fast they eat…"
Jan 30, 2015
Kate M replied to Milt's discussion Membership
"Good idea, Charlie!I just come by once in a while, and it's nice when it isn't crowded with spam!"
Jan 30, 2015
Gardener Larry replied to Kate M's discussion Heating with soil heat coil
"I went with a slightly different solution. Worms are in an unheated insulated garage inn Chicago area. Temp in garage is 32 today. I used these (not necessarily from these vendors…"
Jan 6, 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

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How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
I saw an add in the paper saying they need people to raise worms. I'd never thought of the idea before, so began looking into it, because I like fishing with worms.
What do your worms like to eat?
Horse droppings
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia Hortensis
What worm bins do you use?
Rubbermaid totes
About Me:
I raise worms for fishing, and I try to get them as fat as possible, so I don't feed them kitchen scraps. I feed them rabbit pellets, (cheaper than Purina Worm Chow, but does the exact same thing) and corn meal.
I am also raising worms for educational purposes, and I love to do experiments with them!

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