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New Post 2/14/2009 9:56 AM
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Where did my worms go?  (United States)
Modified By host  on 2/14/2009 9:57:31 AM)

I noticed that after the cold fronts blew through South Florida all of my earthworms disappeared from my vermi-container (My vermi-box). I also noticed that I had a hole in the screen of the bottom of my container where the drainage holes are so they must have escaped through there.


The worms I had in my vermi-box were wild collected natives from my yard. My friends and I are going to Gander Mountain tonight in Palm Beach Gardens for my B'day Dinner. While I am there I am hoping to buy some non-refrigerated bait worms to re-stock my box. I hope they have some there!

New Post 4/15/2010 8:20 PM
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Re: Where did my worms go?  (N/A)

It is possible that the worms could have escaped, but the more likely issue is the worms you found.  There are many different kinds of worms, but the ones best suited for composting are the Red Wigglers and African Night Crawlers.  It is possible that the bait worms are African Night Crawlers, which I know are great for composting various types of manure.  However, I bought a box of baby red wigglers with my Can-O-Worms about 2 years ago and the upper containers are filled. 

Since I am responding to an old post, I am curious how the bait worms performed over the past year.

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