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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:31 pm Post subject: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 things  required  
          1:  medium  sized  Dust  bin(or  any  box  that  you  are  able  to  use
          2:  sunday  times  of  india(  loads  of  pages  in  this  paper  which  has  quite  less  meaningful  info)
          3:  a  mug  of  water  
 
 step  1
 
 
 
 
 
 took  this  bin  which  wasn't  being  used  for  quite  a  while,  and  its  a  good  thing  mom  doesn't  come  to  the  fish  room  quite  often  Very Happy  
 
 let  the  bin  be  a  little  deep  so  that  the  creepy  crawlies  don't  escape
 
 step  2
 
 
 
 spread  out  one  sheet  of  the  newspaper  at  a  time  and  spray  it  with  water  as  little  water  as  possible,  that  is,  the  paper  should  be  wet,  but  shouldn't  be  soggy  
 
 step  3
 
 
 once  the  paper  is  wet,  start  tearing  thin  strips  of  it,  and  put  'em  in  the  bin.
 
 step  4
 
 
 add  the  strips  of  wet  paper  till  the  bin  is  half  way  filled  and  keep  shuffling  the  wet  strips  in  the  bin,  so  that  they  aren't  compressed,  but  are  a  fluffy  bedding  for  the  earthworms.
 
 step  5
 
 
 
 now  get  the  earthworms,  from  your  garden  or  some  field  or  from  a  place  where  they  sell  'em.
 
 step  6
 
 sort  out  the  earthworms  in  order  to  remove  the  dying  and  dead  worms.
 
 
 this  is  how  a  dead  worm  will  look  like  
 
 
 this  is  how  a  dying  worm  will  look  like  
 
 
 the  worm  on  the  left  is  dying  and  the  worm  on  the  right  is  ready  to  go  into  your  bin
 
 this  is  the  most  important  step  of  them  all,  if  dead  worms  are  added  to  the  bin,  the  culture  will  perish  within  a  few  days  and  will  kill  all  the  good  worms  too,  so  even  if  you  have  a  slight  doubt  that  a  worm  is  gonna  die  remove  it  from  the  bin.
 
 step  7
 
 
 feed  the  dying  and  dead  worms  to  the  fish,  which  has  been  eyeing  at  you  while  you  were  sorting  the  earthworms,  or  it  might  bite  you  during  the  next  water  change   
 
 step  8
 
 
 add  the  good  ones  to  the  bin,  on  the  bedding  prepared  out  of  wet  paper  strips  
 
 step  9
 
 
 add  some  garden  dirt  over  as  a  small  layer,  this  helps  keep  the  moisture  in  as  well  as  help  in  the  digestion  of  the  worms.
 
 for  the  food  requirements  you  can  always  add  kitchen  scraps  to  the  bin,(do  not  add  meaty  stuff  to  the  bin)  along  with  which  some  of  your  fish  foods  is  also  a  good  idea,  i  usually  add  hikari  cichlid  staple  to  the  bin,  used  to  keep  three  worm  bins  while  my  cats  were  still  small,  now  its  pointless  to  keep  worm  bins  for  them  :noway:
 
 and  as  a  bonus  i  got  a  little  new  pet  
 
 
 
 a  juvenile  centipede  :D
 
 
 NOTE:  leave  the  bin  for  a  week  before  you  sprinkle  a  very  small  amount  of  water  into  the  bin,  and  let  the  bin  be  for  at  least  three  weeks  before  you  start  harvesting  worms  
 
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:37 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Really  very  informative   Clapping  keep  on  posting   Clapping
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:47 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 nice  post  jib  indeed  we  need  this  now.btw  ravi  sir  plans  for  this  weekend  buy  african  wrigglers  and  start  our  vermiculture  what  say
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Cool  post  Jib.  Very  very  informative  and  helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:16 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  great  post  !   Thumb Up
 Was  thinking  of  posting  something  similar  (as  my  worm  culture  is  really  on  a  roll  now)  but  glad  that  you  posted  it.  Dont  think  I  could've  done  a  better  job...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:31 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Neat  stuff  Jib   Clapping   Actually  the  other  day  when  you  were  explaining  this  I  was  really  confused  so  this  should  do  good..   Very Happy     Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:52 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

                                                   
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Really  very  informative   Clapping  keep  on  posting   Clapping                

 thank  you
 
 
                                                 
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nice  post  jib  indeed  we  need  this  now.btw  ravi  sir  plans  for  this  weekend  buy  african  wrigglers  and  start  our  vermiculture  what  say                

 thank  you
 if  you  aretalking  about  those  black  colored  worms  which  look  almost  similar  to  earthworms,  then  yes  this  method  worlks  for  them  too
 
                                                 
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Cool  post  Jib.  Very  very  informative  and  helpful.                

 thank  you  
 
                                                 
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Thanks  for  the  great  post  !   Thumb Up
 Was  thinking  of  posting  something  similar  (as  my  worm  culture  is  really  on  a  roll  now)  but  glad  that  you  posted  it.  Dont  think  I  could've  done  a  better  job...                

 thank  you  
 
 
                                                 
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Neat  stuff  Jib   Clapping   Actually  the  other  day  when  you  were  explaining  this  I  was  really  confused  so  this  should  do  good..   Very Happy     Chuckle                

 thank  you  
 and  yeah  i  get  kinda  confusing  when  i  speak  as  there  are  too  many  things  i  wanna  say  usually
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 i  am  looking  for  this
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:10 pm Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Hi,
 Nice  setup,would  like  to  add  a  few  points.
 1)The  container  should  have  small  holes  in  the  bottom  for  excess  water  to  drain  out
 2)the  best  feed  would  be  Cow  dung,but  rather  difficult  to  keep  indoors  Smile  
 3)Feed  can  be  general  Kitchen  waste,but  nothing  Acidic.Feeding  Powdered  dry  corn  will  really  make  the  worms  nice  and  Fat
 
 Wish  you  all  the  best  in  your  new  venture
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 Hi,
 
 Isnt  your  new  pet  "centipede  "  poisonous?
 
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Hi,
 
 Isnt  your  new  pet  "centipede  "  poisonous?
 
 Diwa                

 its  just  that  their  bites  can  be  painfull
 only  harmfull  if  the  the  bitten  person  is  allergic  to  bee  bites,  which  i  am  not
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:12 am Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Good  job  Jib,  guess  this  gotta  be  a  sticky.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:23 am Post subject: Re: start your own worm bin Thumb Up Reply with quote

 Great  post  Jibran.  
 
 I  am  making  this  a  sticky.
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 Worms  feed  should  be  free  of  ammonia  and  metal  like  copper  and  lead,  found  in  animal  waste,  paper  celluloid  is  good,it  is  better  to  avoid  printed  papers.Earth  worms  will  collect  lead  from  atmosphere  which  derives  from  petrol  fumes.Experiments  shows  it  is  better  to  avoid  feeding  sensitive  aquarium  fishes  with  earth  worm.     Surprised  
 
 
 
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 Good  Job  buddy   Thumb Up  
 Any  plans  persuing  Journalism   Very Happy
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