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It's been awhile, but I'm back thinking about vermicomposting again. For those that don't know, I have moved from Tampa, Florida area to Belleville, Michigan near Detroit. I've lived in Michigan before, so don't feel too badly for me. I'm a native mid-westerner so I take cold weather in stride.
I had a lot of good luck with my worm projects in Florida. I introduced a lot of new people to vermicomposting and even started a small worm selling business. I am currently without worms, but actively contemplating a new purchase soon.
In my initial effort, I was able to multiply 1 lb of EF's into about 20 lbs in about 2 years, which I attribute using rabbit manure as a food supply. I could have done that much faster, but I also decided to sell some worms as a very small part-time business. Many of my breeders were sold at various times in 1/2 lb increments.
I am trying to decide whether I want to start back up with EF's or if I want to try some Euros. I don't know much about them, but from pictures they seem like a bigger worm. I understand many people fish with them and they reproduce slower, but that's the extent of my knowledge.
Any suggestions for other worms I should consider? Anyone care to share their experience with Euros.
I also want to build a flow through bin this time. My interests have shifted toward growing food for personal consumption and higher quality worm castings are becoming more appealing.
I toyed with the idea of turning my 96 gallon Toter into a flow through, but I think harvesting would be difficult. I am now considering a plywood flow through.
Any thoughts on that idea?