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European Night Crawler Cocoons

The European Night Crawler (Eisenia Hortensis) is an interesting worm.  European Night Crawlers are used for composting and as a bait worm.  They have an advantage over the Canadian Night Crawler due to the fact that they can survive a wider range of temperatures and can be raised in shallow containers.  We have noticed that the worm begins to die when temperatures get much higher than 85 degrees fahrenheit in Oklahoma.  One thing we really like…

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Directions for Using Worm Castings

Below are some basic directions for using the worm castings.   These directions are adapted from the Oklahoma State University extension service.  The maximum shelf life of a bag of worm castings is about 6 months according to some literature.  It is important to keep the worm castings somewhat moist and not let them dry out, as it can kill the living microorganisms.  If the castings become too dry you can add a small amount of chlorine-free water.  It is also important to not store…

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How to find Reliable Information about Worm Composting

How do you find reliable information about worm composting? There are many blogs and websites that are devoted to worm composting and there is also a lot of conflicting and confusing information between sites. You may go to one website and read about a worm composting topic and then go to another website and read something completely different that contradicts the first blog that you read. There is a need for more consistent and reliable…

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