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Worm Composting & Garden Amendments
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Worm Tea Factory
 
Worm Tea Factory
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Worm Tea Factory
Here at the Worm Tea Factory,  we raise several different species of worms.  We provide rich vermicast fertilizer as well.

Our system of growing is experimental and uses some aspects of growing that are not considered to be normal among worm farmers.  Therefore, we are not in a position to provide details of it until we have proven it's usefulness.  Our preliminary testing has shown that it is possible that we have one of the best bin designs but, due to contamination of our worm stock from an invading species of worm, (Alabama Jumpers) Not all of our stock is pure.  We have gone to using this invading species as our primary worm of study.
We started out with 5 pounds Of European Nightcrawlers In the fall of 2012.  We were unable to keep them over until spring for the most part.  Some did survive but unknown to us at the time, they were joined by Alabama Jumpers. 

We were operating on a tight budget and we chose to use a less expensive cow manure and compost as our primary feed.  Turns out that the cheep compost was pretty much consumed by worms when we got it and the compost was loaded with cocoons of the Alabama Jumpers.

At this point we do not know if there is any accuracy to our observations that the worms were doubling in weight every 12 days.  New baby worms were showing up just 9 days after introducing worms to new material so we assumed that the cocoons were maturing at an incredible 9- 10 days.  We also noted that a pound of worms had about 8,000 worms. It may in fact be the case that, our system was reviving cocoons already in the new bedding by using  compost that was contaminated with cocoons.

We have switched to a compost of cow manure that we are more confident about.  The primary results show the doubling time is not changed much but the worms tend to get bigger.