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worm farm #8542301 02/04/13 02:50 PM
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Anyone had success keeping a worm farm? I saw some videos on youtube and they look pretty easy. I'm wondering if I keep it indoors at 70 degrees winter, 80 in summer, will it be cool enough for the worms to thrive?


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Re: worm farm [Re: Woolybugger] #8542947 02/04/13 04:56 PM
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Worm farm..... just sounds nasty. Worm farm...pretty much is.

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I think the idea is really cool, and wanted to get into it. I remember something I learned got me to change my mind, but I don't remember what it was.

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I tried it in containers but outside in the shade was still too much heat for them. My next venture will be in a container sunk into the ground. Probably have a bunch of escapees but hopefully enough will stay around to have a steady supply to fish with

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My father kept a couple of worm beds when I was a kid. He raised red worms in it. The beds were approx 4' x 8' and a foot tall. It had a shed roof over it. We filled the bed with a mix of soil, sand and a mix of straw and horse manure from our horses.
Where we lived in Calif summer time temps regularly were in the 100 degree range but it usually cooled into the 60s at night. He had misters and fans set up to cool them. You had to dig to the bottom to find them when it was hot but we always had plenty of worms.
We threw most of our table scraps in the beds. They were basically compost beds.
Good luck.


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Re: worm farm [Re: moocowmoo] #8548813 02/05/13 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: moocowmoo
I think the idea is really cool, and wanted to get into it. I remember something I learned got me to change my mind, but I don't remember what it was.


Digging the fencing??




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My grandpa turned a broken deep freezer into working worm farm. was great.


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I used to keep them underneath the sink in a styrofoam ice chest.

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My Father raised thousands of nightcrawlers and sold them to a lake consessioneer. 70 deg. would be about right. Need to keep them moist and fed. Also they will excape their home bed when a weather front passes the area due to berometric pressure changes.

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Originally Posted By: uncle_bagster
I used to keep them underneath the sink in a styrofoam ice chest.


And what do I tell my wife what is in there??




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Thanks for all the advice.


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I used to keep them underneath the sink in a styrofoam ice chest.


And what do I tell my wife what is in there??


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My Father raised thousands of nightcrawlers and sold them to a lake consessioneer. 70 deg. would be about right. Need to keep them moist and fed. Also they will excape their home bed when a weather front passes the area due to berometric pressure changes.


I had them when I was a kid. Through all non greasy table scraps in the beds. To keep the worms from crawling out use a 12 volt door bell transformer to keep them in. You will run two very small wires about 1/2 inch apart along the top. Hook one wire to + side and the other to - side of transformer. The worm will not crawl across the two wires. be sure to get the wore in the corners good as that is where most of the worms will make the great excape.

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Originally Posted By: Ken N Tx
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I used to keep them underneath the sink in a styrofoam ice chest.


And what do I tell my wife what is in there??


You ought to try catching some grasshoppers and putting them in the freezer for the next spring. Now that will really take some explaining.

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Dad did the same with wires around the top edge of the bed boxes.
He fed the worms cornmeal sprinkeled on top of the beds. He used a mix of peat moss and sawdust for the worm bed. He got the sawdust from a sawmill in Hutchison Ks that only cut cottonwood trees. The cottonwood tree was the only tree whose sap would not poison the worms. He drove to the sawmill from Pampa Tx and would get a pickup load of sawdust for free.

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