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bought worms from Jim's farm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Collinsworth Apr 7, 2010.

 

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Bob Collinsworth replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"for what it is worth, I recently purchased 1000 red wigglers, 2000 euros, and 1000 Africans from Worms4Earth.com. I feel that I received an honest count and all of the worms were healthy and active upon arrival. The owner (Jeff) has been extremely…"
Apr 7, 2010
Duff Bromley commented on susan stoia's blog post fruit flies taking over
"Sue, Oh, that's OK to bring up something for discussion again. Maybe some folks have some new ideas or some new thing they've just discovered to help with the fruit fly issue. I just bought some of those old fashioned fly tapes in the tube…"
Jun 7, 2009
Duff Bromley commented on susan stoia's blog post fruit flies taking over
"Susan, that's OK to bring up something for discussion again. Maybe some folks have some new ideas. I just bought some of those old fashioned fly tapes in the tube to put in the basement as I have seen regular flies and such come out of the bin.…"
Jun 7, 2009
susan stoia commented on susan stoia's blog post fruit flies taking over
"thanks Duff, I realized after I posted this that there has already been a discussion of the topic at the site. I was thinking about making a 'vinegar trap' and putting it in a glass jar INSIDE the bin. I wonder if that would work. Then…"
Jun 7, 2009
Duff Bromley commented on susan stoia's blog post fruit flies taking over
"Hi Sue, I just started my bins a month ago, too. But in my basement. The advice I have heard is to freeze the fruit to kill the fruit fly eggs and when you feed, bury it under a layer of new bedding. I have also heard if you feed vegetable scraps…"
Jun 7, 2009
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fruit flies taking over

Hi all. I started a worm farm about a month or so ago. I did the double tub construction as per Bentley's wonderful instructional at his website.My bin is outside in the shade. Here are my concerns: Does it ever get too hot in summer to leave one's bin outside? I would bring my bin in to my basement, but the last time I opened it I was greeted with a cloud of fruit flies. I would hate to unleash such a horde in my home. I have also found slugs and lots of cinch bugs (? you know little pill…See More
Jun 7, 2009
Jeffrey J. Schaefer replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"I've ordered worms from Jim and was concerned that the bags seem short. After putting them in the bin and plumped them up with some water and food it was a lot better than I thought. I did call, and they were helpfull and concerned and made it…"
May 7, 2009
susan stoia replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"Thanks Jason and Michele, I still haven't gotten a reply from Jim's. I think he's been taking advantage of people for a long time and I think he owes us an explanation. Perhaps he should not be on the supplier's list. Sue"
May 7, 2009
Michele replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"I had a similar experience with JIm's worms. I ordered my first pound of worms from them and I had the same reaction. I questioned how many worms but didn't know enough at the time to guage and I wasn't going to count. Also, they were…"
May 6, 2009
Jason replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"Bentley himself says worms lose water weight during shipping, but only 75% of 1lb including the bedding and bag (which do not lose water weight) still sounds light."
May 5, 2009
susan stoia replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"Wow, thanks Rob and Strumelia for your quick sympathy. Who knew vermicomposting had such a following. I'm waiting for a reply from Jim's. Wish I'd bought from the redwormcomposting guy. His website is so great and he has really…"
May 5, 2009
Rob Scott replied to susan stoia's discussion bought worms from Jim's farm
"Sue, Sounds familiar. I ordered 2,000 worms from them back in December and when I got the bag and dumped the contents out I thought "WTH!!!????? THAT'S 2,000 worms????" :-) Seemed like a mighty small pile o' worms but I…"
May 5, 2009
susan stoia posted a discussion

bought worms from Jim's farm

Had a bad experience with one of these suppliers. I bought 1,000 worms for 19.95. (Here he says that's a pound of worms). When they arrived, I weighed them. In the cloth bag and including the bedding, they weighed 11 ounces.I have contacted the supplier with a 'what's up here?'Let you know what the response is.SueSee More
May 5, 2009
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When did you start composting with worms?
April 20, 2009
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
a book on home-based companies
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we'll see
What kinds of worms do you have?
red worms
What worm bins do you use?
plastic

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fruit flies taking over

Hi all. I started a worm farm about a month or so ago. I did the double tub construction as per Bentley's wonderful instructional at his website.



My bin is outside in the shade. Here are my concerns: Does it ever get too hot in summer to leave one's bin outside? I would bring my bin in to my basement, but the last time I opened it I was greeted with a cloud of fruit flies. I would hate to unleash such a horde in my home. I have also found slugs and lots of cinch bugs (? you know… Continue

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