Return to the Vermicomposting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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?

Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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.


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

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Vermicomposting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here