How to Fatten up Worms in A Worm Farm

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Do Earthworms Have a Front and A Back End? (And How to Tell)

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How to Store Worm Castings Properly & How Long Before They go Bad?

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How Do Earthworms Protect Themselves? Defense Mechanisms For Survival

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Best Garden Worms – Which Worm Species to Introduce to New Gardens

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How Many Worms Do You Need to Start a Compost Bin?

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Mites in a Worm Bin – Why They Are There & Should You Be Concerned?

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How to Fatten up Worms in A Worm Farm

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Whether you are raising worms for compost or for fishing bait, the size of your worms is going to matter. If you notice that your worms are on the smaller side, then that could be cause for concern as it could be an indication of an inadequate living environment, one that will need changing sooner rather than later.  On the other hand, it could also be an indication that you simply need to be adding...

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Do Earthworms Have a Front and A Back End? (And How to Tell)

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Due to their lack of a noticeable head, it has led many people to wonder, do earthworms have a front and a back end?  In actual fact, the earthworm does have a front and a back end. Despite us not being able to see the difference between one end and the other with our naked eyes, there are ways to detect which end the earthworm’s mouth is and which end its anus is.  In that...

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How to Store Worm Castings Properly & How Long Before They go Bad?

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Knowing how to store worm castings is easy to learn, and it’s really worthwhile to create your own stock of castings. With a little planning, you can turn any non-airtight container (or even an airtight container with the lid slightly ajar or with holes drilled in the lid) into a usable supply throughout the year. By having your worm compost instantly available when needed, you can save time and money. Not only is worm compost...

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How Do Earthworms Protect Themselves? Defense Mechanisms For Survival

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How do earthworms protect themselves despite seeming so harmless? Earthworms are annelids, also known as Phylum Annelida, whose original habitat was, in fact, the ocean. Over time, they have evolved with bodies adept at surviving on and in the land. The Earthworms we find in our gardens today have several means of defense to deal with predators. They also have some impressive extra sensory perceptions to detect impending danger. They can adapt to different temperatures,...

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Best Garden Worms – Which Worm Species to Introduce to New Gardens

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Worm composting has become an increasingly popular means of gardening, and more and more people are interested in building their own worm farm to feed their garden. But can you introduce new worm species into your garden without a compost bin? Which ones are best? It is essential to understand that not every type of worm is ideal for your compost or your garden.  As far as the earthworm goes, the red wiggler and the nightcrawler...

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How Many Worms Do You Need to Start a Compost Bin?

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Worm composting has become an increasingly popular activity due to its money-saving capabilities, waste reduction and ease of use. Simply put, with just one worm bin, a few composting worms and plenty of food scraps, anyone can have organic compost for free, right in their own homes.  However, all worm composters have to start somewhere, and it’s not always easy knowing how to create your own worm bin.  You need to know what surface area...

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Mites in a Worm Bin – Why They Are There & Should You Be Concerned?

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For anyone who is starting a worm farm, it can be difficult to figure out the balance at first to ensure that there is a continuously moist environment, worm bedding (in the form of coffee grounds, shredded paper, shredded newspaper, shredded cardboard, coconut coir, peat moss, etc.), and plenty of organic material to feed the worms. However, sometimes, no matter how careful we are, our worm bins manage to be so inviting that other little...

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Worms Near Me

Are there any worm sellers near me? Where to look for them? This post is to help all our readers who are looking for and/or wondering where to look for worms and things related to them or for the sellers who are looking to sell worms. To be precise, there are two sole motives of this post: Challenges you will have to face while buying worms internationally A directory to help you where you can...

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Are Worms Good for Gardens? (or Are Earthworms Bad for Your Garden?)

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From an early age, we learn about all kinds of creatures that live in and on the ground, often referring to them as ‘creepy crawlers’. That could be one of the reasons why many of us come to believe that most insects and other little creatures are more of a nuisance to our gardens and crops than they are essential. Yes, earthworms are fantastic for your garden. They help to aerate and add nutrients to...

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Do Worms Feel Pain? (Can Earthworms Sense Painful Stimuli?)

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Worms can actually feel all kinds of things. For example, it is known that worms react to various types of stimulation. These include sensitivity to light, extreme temperatures and moisture. Via their nervous system, the brain controls the active response of their body. This may be burrowing deeper to escape ultraviolet light, or seeker a cooler space. But can worms experience pain, for example, will a worm on a fishhook feel pain when used as...

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