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  Leaving worms for 2 weeks in winter?
Posted by: klompie - 12-07-2017, 04:47 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

Hi, I'm going away for a cple of weeks at the end of December. 
My worms are indoors at the moment but I intend to put them in the back porch which is enclosed but not heated. My question is how much and what kind of food to leave and do I stock them up with shredded paper as well?
Thanks.

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Wink Worms venturing up n down during the night
Posted by: klompie - 11-15-2017, 02:53 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

I brought my wormery inside a month ago and as I'm a bit of an insomniac I occasionally peek in during the night to see what's happening in their world.
I was really surprised to see masses of them up in the roof and equally as many in the sump. Didn't know quite what to make of this the first time and thought I'd leave it and sort them in the morning. Now I realize though that this is normal, at least for my lot! In the morning there are just a very few in the roof and mostly the very young ones and the same in the sump. 
But very happy that their wanderings don't take them further afield though ?

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  Moving inside
Posted by: elleyfant - 10-30-2017, 09:16 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

Decided this year that I would move the worms inside for the winter after trying the greenhouse last year. It's been pretty cold where they're situated outside recently and they were really starting to slow down. Seeing everyone else's comments on how much their worms eat makes me think I don't have the ideal conditions anyway. Hoping it will also help with an ongoing battle to get the moisture level better. I seem to put in so much card and paper to get that better! Love having them inside ?? it's like having a new wormery again. cOnstantly going to have a peek to see how they're getting on. They got a trowel full of horse manure the other day. I know that's against advice on the horse manure thread (read that later), but i had hoped it would be beneficial whilst they were outside to get a bit of heat (there were some red wriggers already in there). The established bin's worms love it.

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  Wads of wet paper
Posted by: klompie - 10-01-2017, 10:24 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (4)

I keep finding the paper and cardboard I add when necessary, back in clumps of soggyness. How do I prevent that? I add the paper shredded small and sprinkle over or through. They also seem to take ages to disappear.  My bin seems about right, not too wet or too dry, worms plenty, shiny and growing..so what goes wrong there?

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  Postage suggestion
Posted by: pmpfr - 09-29-2017, 09:28 PM - Forum: Testimonials / Feedback - Replies (1)

Seems to be a great product so far.  But potential customers can be quite irrational when it comes to postage charges, getting used to "free" postage from amazon/ebay etc - of course it is always included in the price.  Overnight courier is always going to be on the expensive side.

It may be that the worms wouldn't tolerate being in the post longer - but it feels like they'd be perfectly happy in their bag full of the bedding they're used to for a few more days.  Anyway, I think you should either add a cheaper slower option (if the worms agree) or say in your FAQ that this is a bad idea.

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  Out of space!
Posted by: WiggleWiggleWiggle - 09-29-2017, 11:36 AM - Forum: Testimonials / Feedback - Replies (6)

Turns out a 3 tray wormery isn't big enough for a single person household if that single person is a vegan with a little vegetable garden :'-(. I started the wormery off at end of June, and have just had to empty my first tray (filled in July) into a bucket to finish off. With autumn's dead veggie plants to go in, there's no way August's tray will be finished in time to use before this one's full again.

Pretty please will Wormcity send me a voucher so I can justify buying another tray or two? Because it's so much more expensive to buy a tray plus postage than if I'd just bought a bigger wormery in the first place, and I did follow your web page advice for small households and get 3 trays. I promise to tell everyone how awesome your wormerys are, because my little wriggly pals are very happy and doing a great job and the wormery looks set to give me many years of happy gardening.

Any other small households who grow a few veggies and eat a lot more: don't make my mistake, just go straight to the biggest value pack you can afford, you won't regret it! ;-)


P.S. if I can upgrade to Wormery 100 or 125 value, get the extra worms, extra trays, and book, and just pay the difference, I'd love you forever and tell all my friends. But I know that's a big ask and I'm already being cheeky. So a voucher to cover postage for another tray would be ok.

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  fizzy bins
Posted by: PeteF - 09-25-2017, 09:54 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (5)

I have three bins which I keep in my garage when feedin the first one today I could hear a noise ! When I put my ear close to the top of the bin I could hear a fizzing sound ??. exactly like the sound you get when you've poured a glass of coke !. On checking the other two bins, they were the same. What's going on guys ? Have I got a problem ? I'm starting to get edgy and would appreciate any advice  and help. Thank you
Pete

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  New wormery
Posted by: klompie - 09-09-2017, 02:49 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (4)

I set up my new wormcity wormery about 3 weeks ago, following the instructions.
Put wormery into packing box..next morning mass exodus.
Decided to put drawer into bin liner, next morning mass exodus, tried 2 bin liners both knotted but saw them actually wriggling through the knots! Also discovered that crafty beasties push their way through the fibers in the bin liners, as they're very thin, the fibers!
The worrying thing was though that they seemed hell bent on crawling through the crack between wall and floor as the wall was dampish. From there they were lost to me.
However whilst I had a new roof put on, the builder called me to come n have a look at this mass of wriggling worms up there...yes all tiger worms and all mine!
By coincidence I hit on a good way to solve mass exodus, I put the whole wormery inside of those builders bags that sand and cement get delivered in, those things with handles.
I put a few spades full of damp soil, compost and cardboard inside the bag next to the wormery and next morning found all the escapees quite happily in there. Worked for me.
Anyway now 3 weeks in and all's calmed down, no more escapes and they seem thriving n eating steadily through more than I thought they would and seem even fatter than when they arrived.
Thanks Wormcity for an excellent product and great service.
Btw this forum might not be much used but is a mine of practical information about all the ups n downs along the way.

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  Soggy sad wormery
Posted by: Natanya - 08-31-2017, 04:04 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (6)

Hi there,

I became the very proud owner of my wormery about a month ago. I rather excitedly positioned it just outside the kitchen back door meaning I wouldn't have to go far to feed my worms the kitchen scraps and peelings. 
Whilst i understand it takes a while for wormeries to establish I think my worms have mostly died or drowned 8-( 
The wormery is soggy and I didn't see a huge amount of worms in when I added extra card board to help dry it out.

So I suppose my question is whether I should just start again or whether adding fresh matting and extra worms will help get it going?

Thanks

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  Tadpole like creatures in the wormery liquid
Posted by: Boudicca21 - 07-09-2017, 10:33 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (4)

title says it. Just took the first liquid off my relatively new wormery and it is full of little tadpole like creatures swimming around.

What are they? Beneficial or sign of a problem?

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