First the kind of worm we will likely be discussing would be the Eisenia Foetida (scientific title) for Purple Worms / Purple Wigglers. They’re simple to boost and adapt very effectively to temperature and bedding situations. They’re primarily raised for vermiculture (worm composting) market. Dimension is not vital in worm composting so the common pink worms / pink wigglers are 1 to 2 inches and weigh about 900 to 1000 per pound. Right here at Southern Bait Worms we produce pink worms / pink wigglers fishing worms which can be 2 to three.5 inches lengthy and weigh about 600 per pound.
The very first thing you will have to do is put together a PRIMARY worm bin. You will have a least 1 sq. foot (12 inches x 12 inches) floor space per pound of worms and a depth of 8 to 12 inches deep. The bedding may be peat moss or coir (coconut fiber). It may be used one hundred pc or blended 50/50 with paper. Plastic bins are simple to get and make good worm bins.
Let’s begin out with a plastic bin that is 24 inches lengthy x 12 inches huge x 12 inches deep which has 2 sq. ft of floor space. This will likely be our PRIMARY worm bin that may maintain 2 lbs. of worms. After a few months you’ll start to see small worms in your PRIMARY bin. You’ll be able to feed this bin your meals scraps, paper, grain and many others.
Two to 3 weeks earlier than you will have fishing worms you will have to get a SECONDARY bin prepared. Peat moss or coir (coconut fiber) in your bedding. A plastic bin 12 inches huge x 12 inches lengthy x 6 inches deep 1 floor sq. foot (12qt. Plastic dish pan) from Walmart works nice. Out of your PRIMARY bin hand choose 250 of the biggest pink worms/pink wigglers normally round 1.5 to 2 inches. Put these 250 worms into your SECONDARY bin. Grain feed hen laying crumbles or rabbit feed each different day.
Modify feed so that every one feed is eaten by the second day. Three to 4 weeks later your pink worm/pink wigglers ought to have double in measurement. Don’t add any extra worms to the SECONDARY bins. After getting used all of your fishing worms begin with a recent bin. You might need to have two of those smaller secondary bins for a steady provide of fishing worms.