Australian Earthworms

Australian Earthworms

Worldwide, approximately 6,000 species of earthworms are described in 20 families, eight of which are represented in Australia. Earthworm Creator: Andrew Howells © Australian Museum Class Oligochaeta – Phylum Annelida Worldwide, approximately 6,000 species of earthworms are described in 20 families. In Australia, earthworm populations consist of native and introduced species from a total of eight families: Moniligastridae Glossoscolecidae Lumbricidae Ocnerodrilidae Acanthodrilidae*

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Worm Tea

Worm Tea

Worm compost tea is known mostly for its ability to boost microbiological activity in soil by adding bacteria, fungi, acinomycetes, and protozoa to the soil. It is brewed by either soaking a porous bag full of worm castings in water or simply dumping the castings into a container of clean chemical free water. Molasses (a food source) is then added

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How is Compost made?

How is Compost made?

Compost is made by decomposing organic matter or food scraps that can then be used as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Composting is the best way to dispose of food waste in your kitchen to reduce landfill and methane gasses in the atmosphere. Composting utilizes the natural processes of decay to convert organic materials such as leaves, grass and food scraps into a

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Worm Farming Tips

Worm Farming Tips

People may want help with worms in several ways • They may want to set up and learn to manage a handmade, or commercially available worm factory that they will be feeding with food scraps from their kitchens. • They may want to know what to do to encourage more earthworms back into their gardens. How to set up a

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Worms Eat My Garbage

Worms Eat My Garbage

Common Worm Species Eisenia fetida: Pronounced “iSEEnee a FETid a”, is a worm that can process a large amount of organic material in their natural environment. They tolerate large temperature, moisture and pH ranges and can also tolerate handling well. Eisenia andrei is closely related to the Eisenia fetida and is known as the “red tiger”. This worm performs as

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How to make a worm farm

How to make a worm farm

Really can’t get more simple that this barrel farm.. I call it a dump & walk barrel as that is how I feed it.. A catcher or 2 or lawn clippings get dumped into the barrels & I walk away, its as easy as that.. The prunings & old plants from the veggie bed in the patch go in whole

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