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12/13/11 1:19 P

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I'm so glad you have mentioned the worm composting b/c I am having trouble with mine. I believe my little wigglers have died for the SECOND time! The first time I put in onions and I think they did not like that so I did some research and have been following the recommendations I could find. They were doing a robust business at Thanksgiving and now when I look in there I see very little activity.

There are some little black specks that showed up on the inside of my tubs. Could this be something they didn't like?

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12/12/11 6:20 P

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Thanks for the link. This looks like a great homeschooling project for my daughter over the winter. emoticon

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12/12/11 4:30 P

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You could start worm composting. That way buying a couple of packages of red wigglers at a bait store/Walmart would be a way of getting a start at having lots of worms when you need them. You get the advantage of the worm castings to add to your gardens plus the worms multiply quickly so that if the ducks eat them you will always have a fresh supply.
Here's a link to worm composting basics
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12/12/11 3:59 P

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emoticon info. I'll have to check my Walmart.



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Buy local if you can. I couldn't find anything around here. I'd share some with you if you were closer.

The little red wigglers that they sell at Walmart in the fishing section are the same kind of worms and they are nice and fresh. They don't sell many in a container though....but it's a start.

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I read online that there are a lot of places that rip people off, that's why I asked for recommendations. I guess buying local is a great idea. emoticon

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I couldn't tell if they were thoroughly dead. They were quite desiccated but the insert said to expect that and they would hydrate and be fine. These are really small and hard to count. I gave them time and they were producing eggs within 3 months so I knew they were going to flourish in my environment.

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I'm lucky because I have a worm supplier nearby who ship nightcrawlers all over the country for bait. I buy worm castings from them and there are always worms in the bags.

Why don't you try a fishing bait store and see who they buy their worms from or maybe they would sell you some in bulk at a discount. I don't think your price was unreasonable if they had been all in good shape. Did you contact the company to tell them that half arrived dead?






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I bought my red wigglers online from someone in Kansas. I thought 500 was pretty expensive for about 30 with shipping. About half were really in bad shape. That was two years ago and my worms are thriving and multiplying at will.

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I could really use some extra ones, my ducks have been a little too busy this year. I'm looking for a larger quantity to get a reasonable price.
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