More Grubs than Worms

AustinBillJuly 16, 2013

I've had my Worm Factory 360 for about 3 months and it seems like I've got more grubs (chubby little white guys just under an inch long) than worms.

Every time I go into my Worm Factory and check to see what's happened with yesterday's garden scraps, that's where I find an abundance of grubs.

Any way to get rid of the grubs?

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11otis

Sounds like BSFL.
Do they look like this?
Either take the BSFL out (feed them to chicken, fish, birds), or let them hatch; or take the worms out and move to another bin.

Here is a link that might be useful: BSFL

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:30PM
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boreal_wormer(Alta Canada)

If they are BSFL there was a good discussion about possible ways to remove them from worm bins. See the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Previous discussion on BSFL in worm bin

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:10PM
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AustinBill

That was a good discussion on the presence of and how to reduce or get rid of BSFL in the worm bin, but ..... no one ever said if the presence of the BSFL was in any way harmful or detrimental to my worms.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 7:21PM
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boreal_wormer(Alta Canada)

Oops double post

This post was edited by boreal_wormer on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 20:33

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 8:08PM
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boreal_wormer(Alta Canada)

AustinBill asked "..... no one ever said if the presence of the BSFL was in any way harmful or detrimental to my worms."

If your bin is large enough they could probably coexist. However BSFL process food rapidly releasing any water in that food in a rush. Purpose built BSFL bins have drainage systems but most worm bins do not so the excess liquid can create soupy conditions that the worms do not like. Also BSFL generate a lot of heat which can also create temperatures to high for the worms to tolerate.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 8:17PM
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