My dad and I have researched them for years. We finally decided to take the plunge and purchase 1 pound of worms to split between the two of us. I justified this to DH, who wasn't as excited about worms as I was, that this would make a GREAT science project. Yes, I love living and learning!
Now these critters are quite interesting. They live in damp newspaper shreds and eat our vegetable scraps. We feed them a couple handfuls once a week, mist their newspaper if needed and change it out every couple of months. Their "home" sits in my laundryroom on a table with screens over them. The screen serves two purposes. Number 1 is to keep any fruit flies from flying through the house. The second is so the cats don't climb in and sit on our livestock.
The kids and I changed the bedding last week and had the most wonderfully, rich compost. Of course they couldn't help be remind me that it is actually worm poop. But being as I am a worm farmer, poop is my life. :)
We first had to rip newspaper into strips.
We then took the worms outside and dumped the tub on a tarp. We had to sift through the castings to find the worms. The castings went into 1 bucket and the worms went back into their rubbermaid home full of new paper.We were happy to see our worms reproduced! ©2008 The Homefront Lines