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yay!! my first cocoon!!...but it's the wrong kind?

Posted by vermicomposterchild OR-7 (My Page) on
Thu, May 1, 08 at 3:08

I saw my first coccoon today in one of my two vermicomposters. These worms were given to me by a lady in town who I found through freecycle. She said they were "red wigglers" but couldn't confirm they were eisenia foetida. So today I saw a cocoon and it was red, the same color as teh worms, and looked just like a fat, round, red worm with a little pointy end...the size of a big drop of water. I thought that the cocoons for eisenia foetida were green and looked like kernels of corn.

Any ideas on what I've got, and how well-suited they are for worm bins sustained with kitchen scraps?


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RE: yay!! my first cocoon!!...but it's the wrong kind?

  • Posted by wfike 8, Atlanta, Ga. (My Page) on
    Thu, May 1, 08 at 11:11

when they are first formed they are red and turn toward yellow with age. sounds like efs to me.

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