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Can-O-Worms Setup Instructions
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Redworms at Happy D Ranch
Redworms - Eisenia fetida Common names for the Eisenia fetida are: Redworm, Red Wiggler, Tiger Worm, Manure Worm, Fish Worm, Striped Worm, Composti

Worm Factory Setup Instructions
Need help setting up that Worm Factory? Start the right way by following these helpful instructions!

Worm Farm Investment
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Invest in Worm Buy-Back Opportunity
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Patience is Golden - Black Gold-en
The marvelous ability of Eisenia fetida, the red worm, to transform organic waste into castings, nature’s most perfect fertilizer, BLACK GOLD.

Worm Buy Back Investment Warning
Read This Before Investing in a Business Opportunity Worm Buy-Back Contract or Co-Op!

Can I Make Money Raising Worms?
Can I really make money raising worms, or is it just a scheme? How can I make money in worm farming? Avoid the pitfalls... and the scams.

Worms Turned Disaster for Farmers
Worms turned into disaster for farmers More than 800 other farmers across the state are stranded with lost investments - and barns full of worms.

My Worms Are Trying to Escape
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Worm Fattener Recipe
Our famous Worm Fattener recipe. Find out what to feed your worms so you get really fat worms!

How to Help Redworms THRIVE!
How to help the redworms in your worm compost bin THRIVE! Follow this acronym for optimum health of worms and maximum output of castings!

Worms and Vermicomposting
Worm growing has been a commercial business for years. Read this article published by the author of "Exploring Profits in Worm Farming."

Wriggly Worms article from the Visalia Times-Delta, April 24, 1999

How To Separate Worms From Compost
When I use buckets or plastic totes as worm bins, how do I separate my worms from the old bedding?

Bugs In A Worm Bin
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Ants
If you find ants in your worm bin, your system is probably too dry. Moisten the bedding a bit and most ants will find another place to live.

FireAnt
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Pseudoscorpion
Pseudoscorpions are beneficial predators. Prey includes minute nematode worms, mites, larvae, other arthropods, and small earthworms.

Red Worms
Red worms (Eisenia fetida) are excellent compost worms. Often mistaken for earthworms, redworms like in the top 10 inches of the topsoil. These worms

Worm Birth
See moment-by-moment pictures of a live worm birth, from cocoon until completely hatched!

Perionyx excavatus
If you recently purchased red worms for an extremely great price, only to find they have all disappeared from your worm bin, you probably bought Perio

Pot Worm
Pot worms (white worms) are good for your compost system and harmless to you, your worms and plants.

Planarian
Planarians are a predator that you will want to remove and destroy every time you see one. They have been known to do great harm to worm growers.

Soldier Fly
Soldier flies are true flies that resemble wasps in their appearance and behavior. These flies do not bite or sting. The larvae are very aggressive co

Fruit Fly
To prevent fruit fly infestations in your worm bin, you can freeze or microwave your food waste prior to placing in your bin. This destroys eggs and l

Cluster Fly
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Centipedes
Centipedes are fast moving predators found mostly in the top few inches of the compost heap. Remove carefully because they can harm you.

Cockroaches
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Earwigs
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Flea Beetle
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Fungus
Fungi feed by absorbing nutrients from the organic material in which they live. Too much fungi in the worm bin indicates that you are overfeeding your

Fungus Knat
Fungus gnats attack houseplants and greenhouse plants. So it is very important to get fungus gnats out of your bin or compost before harvesting worm c

Grub (June Bug)
This grub is in the family Scarabaeidae (June Beetles). These guys are introduced to the worm bin from yard waste. They live in the ground for the fir

Millipede
Millipedes are slower and more cylindrical than centipedes and have two pairs of appendages on each body segment. They feed mainly on decaying plant t

Mite
Mites are the second most-common invertebrate found in compost. There is really no need to worry about them because mite population blooms are cyclica

Mold
If there is a lot of mold in your worm bin system it is an indication of overfeeding. Remove some of the moldy food and only feed your worms what they

Potato Bug - Jerusalem Cricket
Potato Bugs (a.k.a Jerusalem crickets) can be introduced to worm bins when they are in yard waste which is fed to the system. They are not poisonous.

Rove Beetle
Rove beetles are found in or near decaying organic matter and feed on other insects such as fly maggots. Commonly called the Devil's Coach-horse, they

Slug and Snail
Slugs and snails find their way into vermicomposting systems and should be removed by hand. Snails and slugs harm plants so it is best that as soon as

Sow Bug
Sow Bugs (pill bugs, roly poly, wood lice) are beneficial in the worm bin but can harm young plants.

Spider
Spiders may appear in a worm bin because there are lots of organisms for them to consume. They are not a problem in your system unless you just don’t

Springtail
Springtails are extremely numerous in compost. They are very small wingless insects and can be distinguished by their ability to jump when disturbed.

Yeast
Yeasts are true fungi, but in lacking hyphae cannot be classed as moulds. They resemble bacteria in forming pasty or slimy colonies of spore-like cell

Feeding Worms Your Waste
What to feed your worms, and other important information about what you can find in your compost worm bin.

Worm Windrow Method for High-Volume Vermicomposting
KISS Plan for Organic Farms, Dairies, or Other Large-Scale Operations. High-volume vermicomposting using the Windrow Method.

Organic Farming and Organic Gardening Using Vermicompost
What's so great about composting with redworms (vermicomposting)? Why shouldn't I just use conventional compost on my organic farm or organic garden?

Potential Markets for Redworms
Potential markets for vermiculture (breeding and selling worms) and vermicomposting (producing and selling worm castings) operations.

Raising Worms with Rabbits
Rabbit manure can be an excellent source for commercial worm growers.

Compost Teas
Worms and Worm Composting Bins, Worm Factory and Can-O-Worms, recycle your organic waste and turn it into natural, organic compost.

Worm Casting Reference Information
Why is vermicompost (i.e. worm castings) so good anyway? This article has a ton of great information!

Worm Composting in the Classroom
Worm composting workshops in the classroom. Give your students a love of worms!

Earthworm Poem
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