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#1 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:37 AM

a few thousand would be good.
any sellers ?

#2 dazeD

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:39 AM

earth worms?

#3 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

yes...

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:55 AM

ive usually gotten them at a bait shop. the guys there will usually let you order a large batch and call ya when they come in. its cheaper that way around 25 cents per 100+ or so. (for red worms, crawlers are prob more)

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#5 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

these are not for bait,
but are instead for composting.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:59 AM

all i have to do is get them out of my yard, they r crawlers though

#7 director of sound

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:03 PM

worms are worms. ive used bait shop worms in compost bins before with no probs.

#8 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:04 PM

worms are not all the same as you say.
some are better than others for this.
i want red wigglers.
not nightcrawlers.
not garden worms.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:07 PM

I'd send you some if I could but we have a small wormbin. The average online price seems to be about $30 per 1000.

http://www.nyworms.com/redworms.htm

http://www.planetnat...gler-worms.html

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

How many you need hippie, I have the composting worms.

Tiger Worms...Eisenia foetida

#11 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:15 PM

enough to get my bin off to a fast start,
say 500 to 2000 or so.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

and yes a worm just isn't a worm..they do different things
I know which ones you are talkin about Hipp, wish I could help..Ya my friend has the little skinny red worms that wiggle like crazy in his garden, but birds eat them out all the time. You will see a bird perched like a couple yards away and they can see those little worms in the garden that far away, swoope in and eat it. In my garden I have the regular slow-moving brownish thick earthworms.
Wish I could help ya out though Hipp

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:49 PM

Got a batch from these guys last year. The 2000 worm pack is the best deal I've found.
http://www.unclejims...83&show_all=yes

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:03 PM

yeah, was checking out that site earlier today

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

What's the surface area of your bin?

#16 Hippie3

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

about 20 square feet , roughly
under the rabbit hutches

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:13 PM

Probably ought to go with 2000, let me see what I've got to spare.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:15 PM

:cool:
thx!

#19 August West

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:56 PM

worms are worms. ive used bait shop worms in compost bins before with no probs.


Eisenia fetida and Lumbricus rubellus are both 'composting' worms.
The other category that worms fall into (generally speaking) is 'eathmovers'.
composters, obviously, break down organic matter
eathmovers aerate and loosen soil and mix soils together.

there is some debate whether L. rubellus is actually endangering north american forests and is therefor considered by some, to be invasive.

and that friends, is just a taste of what one can learn about worms...

'and the worms they enter his brain'

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:23 AM

If you don't get hooked up easily let me know I have red wigglers and we can work something out.

Also I want to say the red worms in general are great composters. Ive tried earth worms are great for adding to your garden directly, not that great for compost.




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