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by Lilwriggler
Tue May 02, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Bees
Replies: 2
Views: 22331

Re: Bees

Wow! No idea on that one! Are they a honey bee or wild bee? The wild bees will go through their life cycle within a couple of months so you may have a safe window to move (albeit the larvae are unlikely to survive). Honey bees - call a bee keeper. Of course they could be a hoverfly like myathropa fl...
by Lilwriggler
Mon Apr 24, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: why no weeds?
Replies: 1
Views: 20834

Re: why no weeds?

Seeds are probably the reason. I don’t tend to bother with them and give my wormery worms the finer stuff. My tumbling composter, which has more worms than my wormeries do get weeds at times, that or the compost heap.
by Lilwriggler
Mon Apr 24, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms stay in bedding tray
Replies: 1
Views: 20991

Re: Worms stay in bedding tray

Willy is far better on advising things than me, but at the beginning things do start a bit slowly. My recollection of when i first started(granted it was about 3/4 years ago) was i just started with the one tray. Coir tray at the bottom. Soon after i added a second tray above and that was the one fi...
by Lilwriggler
Sun Apr 09, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Can I use my wormery to breed earth worms for my garden?
Replies: 1
Views: 21134

Re: Can I use my wormery to breed earth worms for my garden?

Hi tipsy, there are 3 different types of worms i think. The composting ones we use in wormeries are surface dwellers i.e the top few centimetres of soil/leaf litter, earthworms are a completely different group which live deeper in the soil.
by Lilwriggler
Mon Apr 03, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Yellow and black stripes fly in my wormery
Replies: 3
Views: 25302

Re: Yellow and black stripes fly in my wormery

They are hoverflies, probably myathropa florea or eristalis sp. Completely harmless, there larvae will have pupated in the wormery, happy addition to the ecosystem, will cause no issues and just fly off
by Lilwriggler
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Starting up a Second Wormery
Replies: 16
Views: 82328

Re: Starting up a Second Wormery

I put empty toilet rolls and egg boxes in dry and whole, within a couple of weeks they are damp at which point i start the process of tearing them up a bit. I try and keep one relatively dry egg box covering each corner, which makes it nice and easy to feed. Stays dark too, when damp and misshapen i...
by Lilwriggler
Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Hope everyone's worms ok in the cold snap
Replies: 3
Views: 27233

Re: Hope everyone's worms ok in the cold snap

Mine have done ok in the garage. It didn’t get so cold down here and the carpet insulation kept them cosy enough. I even harvested the bottom tray from each wormery on Christmas eve so that i could restock the top tray with lots of extra dry bedding for extra insulation. I do have a dirth of casting...
by Lilwriggler
Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Starting up a Second Wormery
Replies: 16
Views: 82328

Re: Starting up a Second Wormery

What does 2500 worms look like in a wormery? I’m sure i’m looking at a lot less than that in mine, it’s certainly not heaving with worms, good population but not that kind of size.
by Lilwriggler
Sun Sep 04, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Starting up a Second Wormery
Replies: 16
Views: 82328

Re: Starting up a Second Wormery

I found when i started a second wormery, i had a lot more confidence, so i had new worms in the new one and didn’t mix. You may find you have two wormeries with worms trying to escape for the first few days!
by Lilwriggler
Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Using Spent Compost
Replies: 14
Views: 63774

Re: Using Spent Compost

Sourced some spent compost, so have topped up both wormeries. Will be very interesting to see how they develop