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I've been doing a little research for my return to vermicomposting this week.  I had good luck with EF's the first time, but being the kind of guy I am who likes to experiment and learn new things, I've decided to try some EH's this time. Tonight I placed a 1 lb order from Earthworms 4 Sale.

 

I've read a few different accounts online about EH's being a little finicky at times. I guess I may have a little learning curve. My EF's were easy. I kept about 10 lbs in the garage for 8 months and temps ranged from 40 degrees to 100 degrees and I never had any issues. In the summertime I did spray the bedding with water from a pump sprayer a couple of times per day. Now that I'm in Michigan, heat shouldn't really be a problem any more (LOL).

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Comment by John Duffy on September 22, 2011 at 7:51pm
I think you'll enjoy the EH especially if you like to go fishing. My grandsone caught a 20" largemouth bass on them. Best of luck to ya
Comment by Jerilynn Walton on October 5, 2011 at 7:34pm

That's interesting.  I have a fish pond in my pasture.  3 different types of fish, largemouth, channel catfish and hybrid bluegill.

I have never caught a bass or catfish with EF, but catch lots of bluegill.  One of these days, I'll have to try some EH.

Comment by bpearcy10 on October 9, 2011 at 6:19pm

I am having a little bit of an issue with my Euro's.  I have found a few of them in a lifeless state and can't figure out why. I never had the same issue with EF's.

I did quite a bit of research before buying the Euro's and I'm careful not to add too many greens. I have lots of cardboard and coir.  I added slightly rotting apples a little at a time. The bedding is moist but not sopping wet at all. Many of them are very active, but some expired and sort of liquified, so to speak. Bummer.

I think I'm going to add some different types of additional foods and see what happens. I'll be looking around for a local Worm Chow supplier soon.

Comment by John Duffy on October 9, 2011 at 6:29pm
My Euros like cantaloupe & watermelon rinds
Comment by bpearcy10 on October 10, 2011 at 8:54am
Heat is not a factor this time. They are in 65 degree bedding in my basement.
Comment by Jerilynn Walton on October 10, 2011 at 9:47am
Is the basement ambient air 65 or is the bedding in the center of the bin 65?
Comment by bpearcy10 on October 10, 2011 at 4:26pm
Center of the bin. I have them in a room with no heat. No carpet, etc.  There is nothing in the bin to heat up.
Comment by KEITH SHUMAKER on October 10, 2011 at 4:37pm
I have some in a W.F. that I have not given any thing but paper and worm chow started with around 70 or 80 worms that was back in Oct 22 2010 just added the third tray so it has been almost a year but starting with so few worms I am happy
Comment by Jerilynn Walton on October 10, 2011 at 5:00pm
If the bedding in the center of the bin is only 65, I'd add some food.  What's the ambient air temp?
Comment by bpearcy10 on October 10, 2011 at 6:19pm
Air temp is in the low 50s in the morning and up to about 65 in the middle of the afternoon.

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