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If you have considered starting a worm farm, if you are interested in producing the best organic compost known to man, then you have come to the right place. It has to be 3 layers: Top is for food, Middle is a catch tank for the droppings and the bottom layer is for all the water from the process. Description: We were having our fence rebuilt and the digging of dirt yielded a huge pile of dirt.
During the process, we bought new plants and in order to keep them from drying out, I planted them in the dirt bags until they can go in the ground and they are doing well. I move plants around a lot and these bags are large enough to fit a small tree and its roots, and keep them from completely drying up and dying. They are good for yard waste as a heavy duty bag, I can collect things and out them in the waste bin. Jules Yap "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. The package arrived sooner than I had expected (literally the day after I wrote the post on the blog), which was a nice perk.
I was a little worried about the fact that the trays are made from untreated pine, and actually spent some time researching various earth-friendly ways to treat wood. Bottom-line, I’m definitely happy with the purchase and very interested to see how the bin performs! Also please turn around the drip tray (black plastic thing at the bottom) to make the stopper facing the wall, and drip tray handle – facing front. I am interested in receiving information on how to grow wood worms and where I can get a batch initially. Stumbled upon your site today while researching worm composting, and think it’s great for a newbie like me.
I’m definitely interested to see how the castings in the bottom tray look by the time I reach the top of my 5th tray!
Something I’ve thought of is draping a mosquito net over it, but I may just need to look for something a little more insect-proof. I looked at some of the pictures and it looks like the trays are only held together by a few screws, so it doesn’t look very robust.
I have been home worm composting for 6 years and had a major worm die off discovered today.
In future I could watch the layers more carefully and take out lower ones when they’re done instead of just keeping on stacking. Is this something out of Jurassic Park?  Considering this plant is growing over a foot every day, maybe it is!  Scroll down a bit.  This is the same plant I have pictures of just 10 days ago (below).
This is what happens when you plant in well aerated soil (Thanks Alabama Jumpers),  that is loaded with beneficial bacteria (Thanks Red Wiggler Castings). The best part is I haven’t done ANYTHING!   The worms did and continue to do all the work. No special camera,  no special tricks,  just good healthy soil that is feeding the plants…like nature intended.
I went through the coir fiber and retrieved a few hundred cocoons to put in my single tray with all of my Euros. The answer is much simpler than what you were thinking.    Worms do not generate their own heat (Cold blooded),  the castings did not create a problem here, and the ink  not a problem as it is soy based. By themselves, rotting green beans are usually not a problem, but when aded to high nitrogen garden plants, they have the potential to contribute to the heat your are experiencing in your bin. Anyone that has ever studied vermiculture knows that there are three basic ways to kill Redworms. Direct Sunlight:  Worms can tolerate a lot of heat, but worms cannot tolerate the heat from unfiltered sun. Regardless of what you read on the Internet or in worm books, worms (In damp bedding) tolerate ambient temps over 100 degrees without any problem whatsoever!
Considering that most people buy 1-3 pounds of worms to start, it may be quite awhile before most people are actually recycling ALL of their scraps with their worms.  It’s unreasonable to try and feed a pound or two of worms 15 pounds of scraps, but you would be amazed at how many people try!
I don’t recommend a new worm person start out with more than a few pounds of  worms.  Best to learn how easy they are to keep alive first (It is easy with some good advice)! You too can be shaking your head in amazement at just how much your worms can eat!   Plus, when spring comes, you’ll have all the castings you need for the BEST garden ever! ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR FREE UPGRADE.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING OF PURCHASING YOUR FIRST BIN…NOW IS THE TIME! Worm bins kept outside are far more likely to be invaded by a wide range of other creatures, since the system will be much closer to their habitat (ie they won’t have to get into your house first). While I certainly appreciate you sharing this info on symphylans, I think it is important not to jump to any conclusions here. A non segmented worm (or at least one that appears to be) that moves like a worm and multiplies incredibly fast is very likely a pot worm (aka white worm).



I would love to learn more about (and perhaps more importantly, see photos of) worm bins that have been taken over by symphs.
I have thousands and thousands of tiny white mite like things in all of my bins (four layers of Worm Factory). Not sure I have EVER had a worm bin that didn’t end up with white mites in it (and all my current worm bins also have springtails in them). When the material is actually used, the vast majority of the critters will end up dying off I suspect – their ideal living conditions are in a moist composting system. I’ve been reading this thread about the various other creatures tagging along with worms when they are delivered.
When I harvested last time I tried to bring as few as possible along when I transferred the worm herd to their new bin.
In addition, there are flying (albeit very SLOW flying; easy to squash with your thumb when they land on the wall) insects.
I have found another way to cut down the population of those little white things is to expose my bin under the bushes where all my friendly geckos & lizards are living. Hi everyone I am reading about these bugs or mites..but not a lot of suggestions on what we should do?
My infestation or whatever it was went away on it’s own, righted itself, as most things tend to do. I accept that if there’s nothing to worry about, then there must equally be a way to rid them.
If you have loads and loads of them it could be an indication that there is too much food in there.
As for getting rid of them – should you insist on doing so, it seems that diatomaceous earth when used in moderation can help to reduce the population of critters while not harming the worms. Loads of mites (round, shiny and slow moving) may indicate that your bin is too wet and not getting enough air flow. Imagine the shock of your friends when they see your plants and vegetables growing as if on steroids. When the worms have produced enough compost simply place this second bin on the risers in the lower bin.
My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items". Take a look at your trash can you have alot of paper and other biodegradable stuff in there. It ended up arriving shortly thereafter, and I’ve been meaning to write a post about it ever since. They offer a number of different sizes, and I decided to buy their largest system (5 trays) to help ensure that the castings in the first tray are finished by the time I fill the last tray. I buy a lot of products online (and work online), so I was more than happy to use the Paypal shopping cart system. Edward, from Wood Worm Farms, put my mind at ease (with a comment on the blog) by assuring me that he has yet to have a system become so rotten as to be structurally unstable (even systems kept outdoors). I will talk about setting it up for worm composting in my next post since it relates to another fun project I’ve started up. I could also go to a new layer when there is less material because the stacking seems to compact everything. When the bedding is turning into a lot of worm casting will the castings loose their potency whenever I mist them down? The shift in conditions can sometimes have a negative impact on the worms, causing them to die off or leave (if possible) – making it look as though the new critter is directly responsible for the disappearance of the worms. Both springtails and mites (most of them anyway) are totally harmless to worms, but may compete with them for food. Fruit fly (or even fungus gnat) larvae are a possibility that didn’t even come to mind.
While you certainly may attract these worms to where the bread is sitting, be careful – they will also start breeding VERY quickly.
I knew they were in the top layer, but found them also in the bottom one when I just went in to remove some compost for a little planting project with my daughter. Very important to remember that there is an entire compost ecosystem at work here – not just worms! There is a sack of wild bird seed and one of chick crumb in there and when I opened the lid, they were everywhere.
Since I have read a total of ZERO comments that they are indeed a benefit to the ecosystem at work. They are part of the ecosystem just like the worms are, so it makes sense that they would come with them.
Little white segmented critters, perhaps larva-like, but they move faster than, for example, fruit fly larva.


In just a few days you can have your worms composting some of the best organic compost known to man! I have to empty this out and I do it with a silicone brush- easy to clean and soft like the worms.
I finally decided to free up some time to start it up today, so it only makes sense that I also free up some time to write about it! I sent an email to them (Wood Worm Farms) just to make sure my order had been received and inquired about the estimated shipping time. I shredded up newspaper for the bottom of the tray under the compost, and shredded newspaper for above the compost in the tray so the worms and compost are surrounded by bedding. After I squeeze out the water from the soaked papers they get stuck together and it is hard to separate them.
Again, I suspect that your reduction in worms has been brought about by a shift in the conditions inside the bin – perhaps the hot Texas summer is responsible. Many of these critters simply come (often in form of eggs or young) with the worms – totally normal and nothing to be worried about. I am going to clean the bin out but I also found them in the food so just wanted to make sure they are not going to be harmful to the wild birds or my chickens, or should I throw it all away? When I disturb the thin layer of soil that they are crawling around (very fast) they seem to jump an inch or more in the air. Without all these other critters, including the actual microbes (which are invisible), vermicomposting could not take place.
They go for the new food scraps before it has broken down enough for worms and seem to tolerate more heat. They are basically performing the same function as the worms, and if anything they should help.
I received a friendly e-mail back relatively quickly, and was happy to learn that I wouldn’t have to wait very long for my new system. That being said, it does seem to be structurally sound and of course looks much nicer than my usual worm bins – who knows, maybe my wife will even let me keep it out where people can actually see it!
I actually have been adding quite a bit of well-aged horse manure and am now up into the second tray.
There is no manure, just composted leaves and garden plants plus 1 apple, a green pepper , a few rotting pole beans and a banana peel. Hard to say for sure though (at least without being able to see the system myself, that is). Anything starchy that goes sour, really – my first experience with a white worm explosion was in my very first worm bin. Haven’t seen as many of them as I used to, now that I am managing to keep the temperature and other conditions regulated. So far so good, the worms definitely seem to be moving upwards to feed on the freshly added material.
I added a huge amount of cooked rice and ended up with more white worms than you could probably count in a lifetime! They tolerate more cold and moisture than the worms, and often end up in the leachate, where they dry up in quantities in the summer. I have composted for 20 years now and I have never seen material like that heat up, it was already pretty well broken down. In addition, the finished compost is being pushed to one side while new barely wet paper is added to the opposite side.
The worms are living deeper in the soil and the white guys don’t seem to be in control any longer. They sometimes hitch rides when the worms move around, but they don’t appear to bother the worms. I am going to try and lure them out with cantaloupe rinds over the next few weeks every day. They are smaller than the hole of my smallest sewing needle, yet before they were almost covering the top of the soil. They are freely distributed in the worm castings in the lower bins as well as upper, so I assume they are part of the compost process. It is a very annoying problem as I also jar noticed my worms looking a bit sickly from not getting enough food. It is time to harvest my compost, I am afraid, though since the last time I tried to lure my worms out, I ended up with these little critters. I fear I am losing my worms at a rapid rate and wonder what action should be taken now to save my dwindling population.



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