What do worms eat??

S

SALTYFISH

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2010
Messages
233
Location
Stayton
just like the title says what do worms eat? I but worms every time i go fishing and always have some left over. so i made a box to keep them in out side with dirt in it so now what do i feed them? i heard shreded paper but i dont know any advice would be great.
 
A

Anyfishisfine

Active member
Joined
Mar 8, 2009
Messages
727
Location
Tualatin, Oregon
Cornmeal makes a good worm food. Sprinkle a tiny amount on top of the bedding, and they will come up and eat it when it's dark. Too much and they can't eat it all, and it will go bad, killing them.
 
B

BobbiDollPDX

1
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Messages
644
Location
Milwaukie, Oregon
Geesh, I just stick mine in the fridge and they seem to last for at least a month.

My grandpa had a worm farm and they used paper, cardboard and compost mostly when feeding them.
 
M

Modest_Man

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
1,061
Location
Woodburn, Oregon
Google is your friend. All sorts of info out there on keeping worms. I'd just make a compost bin and turn your table scraps into food and compost with the worms. Win-win.
 
S

steelhead_slayer

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2010
Messages
1,166
Location
Oregon
i use tore up newspaper and a fridge.
 
K

kayakkid

Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2009
Messages
54
they eat mosty everything except dairy and meat. I have a worm garden, be careful with the dirt, you want shredded coconut husk, to start. Don't let it get too heavy You can put lint from the dryer, cut up the thing that holds the eggs. Dont let the bedding get too wet or too dry.
 
troutdude

troutdude

Moderator
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
7,979
Location
Willy Valley, Oregon
Lettuce and other garden greens. Most varieties of tree leaves too. They recycle those things back into the earth.

Think cool and damp.

And they love used coffee grounds!

Afterall...the early worm gets the fish; and you don't want their bloodshot eyes staring down that trophy fish do ya? LOL

<but seriously, they really do eat coffee grounds>

P.S. Note to self; start new business selling worms and coffee..................
 
C

chrisohm

Banned User
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
362
Location
Canby.....
You need aeration, drainage, dirt, newspaper or shredded cardboard. Layer your materials, save any vegetable scraps, coffee grounds with filters, fruit waste, leaves. Make sure to bury your food wastes or else you get unwanted pests. You can use dirt from your backyard but amend it with some kind of mulch. What type of box do you have? Plastic bin or wood? Do not put food waste that has butter, oil or meat fats. Do not put in bones, fat, milk, cheese or other meat objects. You can put egg shells in it. After you start make sure to leave it alone for about two months other than checking moisture and check the deepest part. After your two month wait you can dig through (wood bin) or flip over (plastic). Harvest your largest worms and leave the rest. Pay close attention to egg clusters, little white or gray specks, and place them pack in the bin At this point you can harvest the castings for a good garden amendment and if you do the plastic bin you will have a wonderful liquid fertilizer.
 
C

chrisohm

Banned User
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
362
Location
Canby.....
Lettuce and other garden greens. Most varieties of tree leaves too. They recycle those things back into the earth.

Think cool and damp.

And they love used coffee grounds!

Afterall...the early worm gets the fish; and you don't want their bloodshot eyes staring down that trophy fish do ya? LOL

<but seriously, they really do eat coffee grounds>

P.S. Note to self; start new business selling worms and coffee..................

My company does some business with a guy who makes his living off selling worms for a variety of purposes. Zoo food, fishing bait, research, etc. You could seriously make yourself some cash by doing this kind of work! No joke!!
 

Similar threads

Top Bottom