1st worm bin

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Buddy
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1st worm bin

Post by Buddy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 pm

New to this. Had worms for 3 days now and worms are escaping. Moist levels ok. I've only fed them a small handful of food what came with them. The worms do look very thin. Any advice or suggestions please.

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by Lilwriggler » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:40 pm

Just keep returning them, they will settle down in a few days. I kept my wormery inside a large bin liner at night for the first couple of days in the garage and left the light on as they don’t like the light. The number of escapees reduces quickly, but have a good hunt round, I was finding them everywhere the first night :)

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by Lilwriggler » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:23 pm

Have they settled down a bit buddy? Hopefully they have come to the conclusion that the wormery is the safest place to be. I’ve read before here that the first generation are a bit like this, once new ones are born they no know better and won’t venture far!

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by Buddy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:12 am

Still seeing them on the roof and the sump. 2/3 escaping. There on top of paper shreddings in a ball in the corner, but now I've put them in box they come in. It's 10c is that too cold for them
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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by wormcity » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:39 pm

Good news that the amount is less

The reason they wander is because the wormery is too sterile in the beginning,
Make sure you added some old compost to the mixture.

Don't stress too much about the odd one or 2, they breed quite quickly and are soon replaced

Ronnie

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by wormcity » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:39 pm

Good news that the amount is less

The reason they wander is because the wormery is too sterile in the beginning,
Make sure you added some old compost to the mixture.

Don't stress too much about the odd one or 2, they breed quite quickly and are soon replaced

Ronnie

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by WillyWorm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi Buddy, you will find there are always some worms that prefer the sump or the lid hopefully they will grow out of it.
Re the temperature 10c should not be a problem, it’s not ideal and breeding and casting production won’t break any records but your worms will be fine and raring to go when it gets a little warmer.

Willy

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by Buddy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Thanks for that lads I had a word with them, I told them if they stay in all night I'll take them to Nandos at the weekend 😂😂

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Re: 1st worm bin

Post by WillyWorm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:24 pm

I find the promise of a beer is the best bribe. Or just leave the lights on 🙃🙃

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