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I can't tell worms apart

Posted by eyes5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 25, 08 at 20:25

I just started vermicomposing by digging up some worms and putting them into my prepared bin. But I'm not sure if I got red wrigglers, and I heard other types of worms don't do so well on fresh kitchen scraps. Would someone be able to describe or post pictures of how I can tell them apart?


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RE: I can't tell worms apart

go to my homepage www.greenmountainsoil.com and there's a good pick of about two pounds of red wigglers. There's an orange stripe between the segments that's a dead giveaway that what you have is a red wiggler.
Kurt


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RE: I can't tell worms apart

the one on the right is Sam, the one on the left is Julie, the crowd in the middle are the kids :)

mostly any worm you find in a soil with a lot of organic material [like a good lawn, or your garden] will be fine

here's an album of good pics

Bill


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RE: can't tell worms apart

oops! forgot the link

Here is a link that might be useful: Amy's worm pictures


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