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Dealing With Worm Farm Problems

Updated on September 11, 2010

Dealing With Worm Farm Problems

 Starting a worm farm is an interest of many. People have their own reasons for wanting to start a worm farm, some who do to use the worms as bait while others just enjoy having them as pets. If you enjoy fishing and you like to go regularly this can save you a lot of money in the end. Of course just as with anything else there are certain problems that can arise when you are raising a worm farm but there are ways to deal with them.

 You may see that the worms are not eating the food you are giving to them. This is usually a really easy problem to solve and chances are you are just feeding them the wrong things. Worms are not interested in anything citrusy or any milk products and instead you should be feeding them dirty paper, coffee grounds and hair. You may have heard the wrong things somewhere and started to feed worms the wrong foods but now you know what they like and what they do not like so you can solve the problem.

 Rotting food is another of the most common worm farm problems. If you know you are feeding the worms the right things but there is still food leftover so long it is rotting, you may just be feeding them too much. Try feeding a bit less and if that is all eaten up you can add a bit more in and then continue with this until you have found the proper balance. The problem with rotting food is not only that it will stink up your house or yard but also it can make the worms sick if they try eating it.

 When you see worms climbing up the side of the worm farm container this probably means you are putting too much water in. The worms are trying to get away from the water so they do not drown so you need to deal with this problem immediately. This problem is also very simple to deal with. Other than that you may want to add some more paper products and dry leaves.

 Putting in more bedding will help soak up water and you may want to try watering less frequently as well. It can take a bit of time to get used to caring for a worm farm. If you seem to be getting too many worms you can always toss some out in the garden and they can help with your flowers. Having a worm farm can be fun but watch out for these problems and work to take care of them before it is too late.


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