Worm Farming: The smallest creatures are known, worms, have no eyes, ears, nose, lungs, or teeth. Worms are, in some cases, a digestive system with skin. These are the outer parts of the Worms: ProstomyThe Mouth: A flap organ, similar to a tongue that allows food to be pulled in. Below the Mouth Prostomy. Worms consume their surroundings.
These are the facts ClitellumThis is the section between the mouth and the tip or the tail that’s quite long and smooth. The SomitesThese are the lines or segments that run from mouth to tail tip. They help people pull through their environment. You can find the following: Cilia: The last piece of thick before the end. Red Wiggler is one species of worm used in composting. Eisenia fetida. They reside in the soil above, beneath the newly fallen leaves, and in the partially decomposed matter between the organically decayed dirt and the leaves. They live in shallow places. Another species used to make compost is Eisenia hortsenisAlso known as “European Nightcrawler” Although they are excellent compost worms, their lives span 6 feet and can move from the surface to deep dens. These worms make a fantastic team for adding to your garden.
Worms can eat just about anything. They don’t enjoy hot peppers, garlic, oranges, and anything acidic. These animals avoid fats. As well as salad dressing, they will not eat dairy. They love eggshells (pulverized), lettuce, coffee grounds, leaf, squash, and melon-rinds. Their gizzards allow them to digest eggshells. This neutralizes the pH of the bed and provides grit for digestion. When the temperature of their bed is 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit, they will consume about half of their daily food intake. They are more active in winter when their bed temperature is between 34-60 degrees Fahrenheit.
The food stays fresher in cool temperatures because the bugs don’t have to eat as often, and the bed acts like a fridge. Good “bugs,” which decompose food, are slower and less active. This causes a slowdown in organic matter breakdown. While worms can eat meat and even feces, you must be careful. Pathogens could be present in the castings. Castings (worm manure) can be dangerous if placed in vegetable gardens. They only get what you put into them. Knowing what they will be used for is a good idea to control their food. Their diet should contain 50% of their daily protein intake (vegetables) and 50% of their daily carbon consumption. Carbon can be found in dry leaves, shredded papers, and cardboard. If the bed is not moist enough, you should squeeze a handful of it to get some water out.
Here are some truths
North American worms are not known to exist. All of the species are from Europe, Africa, or Asia. All species of these animals were exterminated during the last Ice Age. These species were probably unknowingly introduced by European settlers. Many of these species are banned from Canada and the Northern States because they could cause damage to coniferous forests. Worms don’t like pine needles.
Worms do not have brains. Some sensory nerves run from their lips to the back of their heads. They can sense heat, dryness, and sunshine, which they don’t like very much. It’s that simple. They have no thought, reasoning, or communication. I doubt they can communicate with me, but I do believe so.
We now come to reproduction. The worms must reproduce with the same species and size (how can they do that?). For up to 2 hours, they lay their heads on the ground, wrapping their bodies in a sticky film. After the eggs have been released, the partially dried film is rolled into an eggshell and slipped off the tail. One to 10 baby worms are developing in each egg case. These worms will be ready for action and reproduce precisely like an adult. According to a conservative estimate, the worm population will double in the next three months.
You can multiply the population by cutting a worm in half. No, you can’t! Both die. While some species may shed their tails if predators seize them, most others fail. Their toughness is matched by their fragility, mainly when raised.
We all find worms interesting, some disgusting, and others plain ignorant. The common goal of raising worms is to produce compost, casts, or “worm tea” (or homemade fertilizer). It is rich in nitrogen and will not harm your plants like commercial fertilizers. When the tea has been brewed, it can be used for four days to add good bacteria. It will also repel insects if sprinkled onto the leaves. The common goal of a Herd is to eliminate all your garbage and have no plastics. You can find a lot of websites and blogs dedicated to Vermicomposting. You might find this article interesting. If so, you can do your research and begin. It seems that worm farmers are prone to eccentricity. You can improve your survival and self-reliance skills by using worm farming. Be careful. They may get attached. What I refer to as “circle gardening” is my final goal. The vegetables are grown in my worms’ compost, and then I fertilize them with their castings. Finally, the vegetable trimmings go to the kitchen. Many people circle farms.