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My Successful red worm "technique"

Bill and All worm "nuts"

I agree with this quote here below. I couldn't have said it better myself.
My red worm culture is successful despite my neglect. I would be the first
to admit that I may have had many more worms if I just "messed" with them
more. But I don't. I feed them some garbage once in a while. Throw some
bread or bagels in there along with a banana peel occasionally. If the peat
gets too soggy I open the lid to let out some moisture or add some fresh
peat once in a while to dry it out. Sometimes I go a week without even
opening the lid and I still have more than I can use in my 40 plus tanks.
Sometimes I throw some newspaper in there. Wet the paper down slightly and
close the lid in a week or 2 the paper is gone and so are the food scraps,
bread crusts, stale bagels and I throw in some more "stuff". My box has no
holes in it and the lid is NOT air tight. It holds about 10 gallons of
liquid just to give you an idea of it's size. So throw some worms in there,
throw in some damp bedding material and some "food" and let'er go. Keep it
in a cool place and in about a month you'll be able to harvest some. 

I ordered mine from the place that the NFC mentions on their web site,
"Smiths Worms" I think it was. The box they sent me was quite a sight when I
received it. My mail lady knows I am a fish nut "generally just NUTS" but I
am sure that this package was surely the most talked about package to go
through my post office. The box was cardboard and was sealed with clear
packing tape. The top had slightly pulled open and imbedded in the tape were
hundreds of red worms smashed beyond recognition. They had crawled through
the cardboard box and were visible in the tape on all sides. Just picture a
box with "worm mush tape". Inside was a mass of worms the size of a
baseball. I was quite a sight. Just this was worth the $20 or so they cost.

            Jim Eller
    Some days you're the dog, 
    some days you're the hydrant. 

> Btw, it's not rocket science.  I sometimes don't even look at 
> my bin for
> weeks, and it's always full of worms.