looking for red wigglers [worms]
Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:55 AM
Edited by director of sound, 20 April 2009 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:59 AM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:03 PM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:04 PM
some are better than others for this.
i want red wigglers.
not garden worms.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:09 PM
Tiger Worms...Eisenia foetida
Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:15 PM
say 500 to 2000 or so.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:21 PM
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
Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:13 PM
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'
Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:23 AM
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.