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  Worm free compost
Posted by: Mick2me - 11-13-2016, 09:58 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

I need the compost for inside plant pots and would prefer not to have worms inside.
Have now harvested 5 trays of Compost and started more trays with the worms.
I sorted most of the worms from the compost and transferred them, also as many 
cocoons as I could find.

I purchase a cheap second hand Chinese wormery, not a wormcity but adequate.
I put the compost in that and check it daily, as I find worms and young (or cocoons),
they are moved to the main wormery.

This raises a question, it is now November.
How long will it take for all worms to hatch?
And I assume it will take some time before newly hatched worms will lay new cocoons?
Therefore it should be possible to have clean compost.

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  Second tray
Posted by: pancake - 10-31-2016, 02:47 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (3)

I've started my second tray but it is just balancing on the top of the first one, on the FAQ it says to slide the second one in & not to balance on top but I don't understand this

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  New wormery ventilation
Posted by: Glynnc - 10-16-2016, 08:25 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

Hello I have recently bought a 4draw tiger wormery and iam concerned about the lack of air holes in it has anybody else have one of these that can advise me please

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  Getting ready for winter
Posted by: elleyfant - 10-05-2016, 09:31 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (18)

I've been wondering for a while what I should do about over wintering the worms. At the moment, they'll be stopping outside. I've read bubble wrap and boiler insulation etc, but if I bubble wrap up the wormery, surely that will cut off the air supply? What does everyone else do?

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  Is shredded newspaper toxic?
Posted by: Rogerrocket - 09-09-2016, 09:31 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (10)

Should shredded newspaper be thoroughly soaked and washed several times to remove printers ink? Also when feeding worms should I mix the food with shredded paper or add it neat then add the shredded paper?
Can I used partially rotted down food making it more readily available for the worms or is it best to add only freshly chopped up food?

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  Logging on
Posted by: WillyWorm - 08-19-2016, 04:41 PM - Forum: Website Problems - Replies (3)

I'm struggling to log on to the forum on two of my devices and when I do log on posts don't always show up but appear on one out of the three grrrrr

Willy

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  Releasing a few worms?
Posted by: Alef - 08-17-2016, 06:06 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (6)

My new wormery seems healthy and I'm feeling confident that the population will keep growing. I also have a compost heap in my garden so thought it'd be fun to just take a handful of the tiger worms and add them to the heap. Do you think they'll stay or just wander off? Also, is there any benefit to releasing a few worms into your garden?

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  New wormery leaking?
Posted by: Mick2me - 08-14-2016, 09:35 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (14)

I have the 5 tray wormcity wormery
As the sump has now become filled up to the tap, there is a leak developed from the tap hole under the wormery?
The rubber washer is on the inside, where can it be leaking from and how do I solve it?

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  No Worm Cocoons?
Posted by: Mick2me - 08-14-2016, 09:28 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (10)

I set up my first Wormcity 5 tray wormery beginning of June.
I am using Coir as a bedding and feeding as advised.
The wormery is in the garage so out of the sun and at a constant temperature.
I now have bedding in the 5 trays and the worms are distributed at all levels.
The bottom 2 trays are like compost but still plenty of worms at all levels.

I have only seen a couple of young worms and I can see no cocoons?
Are they likely to be buried?

The bedding and compost is fine and does not smell.
I used to find the worms in the sump and on the lid when first set up but 
now they stay in the trays.

Will the herd die out if they are not breeding?
How can I encourage more egg laying? Food?

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  traveling with worms
Posted by: Marymary - 08-13-2016, 02:24 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (5)

Hi,

Does anyone know about traveling by air with worms? I live in a place with no worm suppliers and need a tub of them brought over to me from the UK. Would that work? In the carryon, or packed in the suitcase for the hold? The trip is about 8 hours door to door. Also how would the worms need to be cared for in the interim between arrival from the supplier and departure for the airport? Thanks.

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