Worm Bedding – The Best Materials for Healthy, Happy Worms

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Worm composting is a very rewarding endeavor, but can also be a little challenging to get right at first and if you get something as important as worm bedding wrong, then you’ve made it harder on yourself from the start. To successfully raise worms you need high-quality bedding. There’s no two ways about it..and we’re here to help. The effectiveness of your worm farm or worm composting bin, the growth of your worms and output...

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Puppy Died After Deworming (Did Worming Medication Kill My Pup?)

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Puppies are susceptible to a lot of infections and diseases like adult dogs are, including worms. But if your puppy died after deworming, you’re sadly left wondering; did worming medication kill my pup? We aim to answer this question in great detail within this article. Since they are very young, immunity isn’t built up yet in a puppy’s body, which is one of the primary reasons they need a lot of care and attention from...

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Kill Worms in Dogs?

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Apple cider vinegar has several health benefits and is very effective against bacterial microorganisms and also has antioxidant properties. But does apple cider vinegar kill worms in dogs? While there aren’t many studies that explore the ability of ACV to get rid of a worm infestation in dogs, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from dog owners who prefer to take the natural approach. One of the benefits of apple cider vinegar indeed includes killing...

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Worms vs Maggots – What’s The Difference? (& Similarities!)

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Maggots and worms are both small, soft-bodied creatures. But what’s the difference between worms vs maggots (and what are the similarities)? In this article we discuss in great depth, the several key differences between these two decomposers in nature. KEY TAKEAWAYS Worms are longer and have a segmented body, while maggots are shorter and also have a segmented, muscular body which sits in between their tail and head. Worms live in the soil and eat...

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Worms in Cherries (What is it & How to Prevent the Cherry Fruit Fly)

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Have you recently picked cherries and found there are little white worms inside of the fruit? Then you’ve probably come across a cherry fruit fly larvae. While the cherry fruit fly is harmless, finding small worms inside of your fruit is understandably unpleasant and even a disgusting thought to some. A cherry fruit fly infestation may also ruin a crop of homegrown cherries, so it helps to know how to prevent these small pests ruining...

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Rope Worm in Poop (Mucus or Actual Worms?)

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Rope worms are a ropey substance present in human intestines that occasionally appear in poop, typically after undergoing an enema treatment. As the name suggests, rope worms have a rope-like appearance and are believed by many to be a type of intestinal parasite or worm. However, there is a lot of debate about what rope worms actually are and if they’re even a real thing. Many think they are a parasite like a tapeworm or...

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What Do Wax Worms Turn Into? (Moth, Butterfly or Beetle?)

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Wax worms are a thick, medium-white worm-like creature with black feet and brown heads, that are commonly used as fishing bait. Despite their name, wax worms aren’t actually a type of worm, instead being a type of caterpillar larva that nest inside of beehives Like any caterpillar, wax worms undergo an extensive transformation during their lifecycle – but what exactly do wax worms turn into? The guide below covers all the info you need to...

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Can Dogs Eat Gummy Worms & Sour Gummies?(Safe?)

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Gummy worms and sour gummy worms are treats enjoyed by humans, kids and adults alike. They may taste so good that you, or your child, might be considering sharing them with your dog.  Sharing is caring, and your dogs shouldn’t be left out of the fun stuff, but the question is, can dogs eat gummy worms and sour gummies? Are gummy worms healthy for your dog? If you’ve been wondering if your dogs can have...

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Are Worms Herbivores? (Omnivores or Carnivores?)

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Worms play an essential part in the underground ecosystem, displacing and redistributing organisms and nutrients and decaying organic matter as they make their way through the soil. But have you ever wondered what do worms eat? Do earthworms eat soil, dead plants and leaves, or animal prey and meat? KEY TAKEAWAYS Worms are best described as detritivores, than herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores. A detritivore will gain nutrients by eating detritus in the soil such as...

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Meal Worms in Compost – Good or Bad? (Could it Be Black Soldier Fly Larvae?)

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When you first begin composting, as you begin to research, you will come across lots of tips and tricks to speed up the process of breaking down organic matter. One of these may have been the idea of introducing mealworms in your compost bin so they can get to work on breaking down some of the material for you as they eat decaying matter. But are mealworms in your compost a good or bad thing?...

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