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I just wanted to post the labels off of the bag of purina earthworm chow.The consistency is if you could imagine grinding up a whole bunch of corn cobs,and added a little of grain husks to it.because that is actually the base of what it is.Any way! Here are the labels.And in my opinion it is only really going to help you to fatten your worms to sell.You are better off just composting your table scraps.That is usually the main goal of a lot of you any way!

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Comment by Sue on September 1, 2010 at 5:43pm
I hear you Larry. But the fat worms are so c u t e.
Comment by Michael on September 1, 2010 at 5:59pm
The crude fat and fiber is comparable to the rabbit feed I have. The bag of rabbit feed has crude potein of 16%, crude fat 2.50% and crude fiber 15%.
Comment by Heather Rinaldi on September 1, 2010 at 6:40pm
I agree Larry, it just seems like a waste, not to use waste! I have to believe that a mixed food waste diet makes a more complete nutritional profile for your vermicompost also. In that regard, it would not just be the plant nutrients, but the plant hormones, acids, and trace nutrients also.
Comment by The Garbage Guru on September 1, 2010 at 6:42pm
Michal- I think they would devour rabbit food.You just need to really break it up if possible.I'm thinking of buyind some deer sticks.Which are like huge rabbit pellets,to see what happens.And i can buy a small bag.
Sue- Earlier today,when i first fed the worms,the Pe's were sticking their heads out of the ground to get to the food.And just a minute ago,the top of my bin is blue because all the worms came out of the ground to get the food.My separate red bins also has piles of worms on top.This tells me they won't be eating any manure or veggies tonite!
Comment by Heather Rinaldi on September 1, 2010 at 6:47pm
And Larry, you need to make an excuse to come visit your relatives in Texas and come tour the Texas Worm Ranch...and I need to get up to Kansas to visit my parents and go see Mark! The Internet sure makes the world a small place:).
Comment by The Garbage Guru on September 1, 2010 at 6:55pm
Heather,i'm hoping i can get my sister to go by your place and buy some worms.I'm going to twist her arm again!
Comment by Don Dillon on September 1, 2010 at 6:59pm
What??? No love for the great state of Virginia? Heather, you could drive to kansas see mark on your way to Rocky and Bentley in Canada, come down through Va and stop at my farm, then go help Larry clean up from Hurricane Earl.
Comment by Heather Rinaldi on September 1, 2010 at 7:08pm
Ha, Don...I was just telling a friend today that it would be crazy (in a fun and liberating way) to have no responsibilities, just get in the car and go where the road took you. Until I started missing the worms, the worm ranch dog, the Worm Wranglers, and even Mr. Worm Rancher. Actually, I usually start fretting about my garden veggies first, lol.
I would love to do a worm tour...but hope Earl misses Larry.

Larry, send your sister by! If she is in Azle, it wouldn't be the easiest drive though. Oh, and when you come see me, bring me one of your awesome harvesters! Don can build me a greenhouse, Mark can make me a controlled environment OSCR. I'll help each of you build a garden--and Larry I hear ya on the Southern Climate summer gardening. I am ready for the fall season (hopefully start planting next week!).
Comment by Michael on September 3, 2010 at 5:13pm
Larry- I put the rabbit feed in the blender along with egg shells. They eat it up. I don't have any Purina worm chow locally, the prices I found online for it and shipping was high. I can get a bag of rabbit feed locally in 25Lbs. bags and since I don't use a whole lot so the bag last a long time. What exactly is a deer stick? I do some deer hunting and haven't heard of it.
Comment by The Garbage Guru on September 3, 2010 at 5:31pm
They look like big rabbit food or guinea pig food.They have alfalfa,corn and such.They are for feeding deer not being hunted here.You can't hunt using bait here.So here they grow deer food plots.And then you're okay.I don't have deer by my house.But wild boar that live on marsh islands.Pretty cool to just sit quiet and see how close they get to you.just have a tree to climb if something goes wrong.A cutter to the rump ain't pretty!

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