Facebook Anphu Twitter Anphu Youtube Anphu In Anphu Google Anphu

How To Harvest Worm?

21-01-2017 Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

When to Harvest

Generally, a worm bin will have produced a significant amount of good vermicompost at between two and three months along in the process. If you wait even longer, like 4-6 months, you’ll have more finished looking vermicompost (it will look more like soil and have more plant-ready nutrients in it).

Tip – Try harvesting early one time, then letting it go for much longer the next time, so that you can see the difference in finished product.

Harvesting Methods

There are several common ways to separate worms from the vermicompost in your bin.

  1. Dump And Sort
    It’s just like it sounds! Dump the entire contents of your worm bin down onto a table (you may want to protect the table with a sheet of plastic first.) Put a light bulb above the table (or use natural light.) Now remove any very fresh-looking bedding, and toss it back into the worm bin for the next go-round.

    Then, make many small mounds of vermicompost. Watch and you’ll see the worms move downward, away from light, and bury themselves in the bedding. After a few minutes, you can remove the outer layer of this mound, and put it in your vermicompost bucket. Again the worms will move downward. Just continue like this until you have many little piles of worms.

  2. Worms Sort Themselves
    A very simple method indeed. You move all the vermicompost in the bin over to one side, and add fresh bedding to, and begin feeding on, the opposite side. Then,just give the worms time to finish up all the nutrition on the first side (give them a couple of months) and wiggle on over to the fresher bedding and food. The advantage is that it’s really easy; the disadvantage is how long it takes, and that for a period of time, you’re only feeding one half of the bin.

  3. Divide and Dump
    This is simplicity itself! Just harvest two-thirds of the worm bin, leaving one-third for the next batch. Yes, you’ll be harvesting worms with the vermicompost you remove, but that’s ok. When you feed your plants, these worms brought along will, eventually, turn into extra nutrients. The worms left behind will repopulate the bin in a few months’ time. Be aware that your worm bin will process less material while the population of worms is diminished.

Now, if you have invented another method of harvesting worms, please tell us and we’ll publish your story.

Save The Worms!

No matter how hard we hobbyists try to screen our vermicompost, it usually will contain lots of cocoons and baby worms. If you want to try to keep these young worms from being harvested with the vermicompost, and try to hatch the unborn ones, then do the following: place all your vermicompost into one or more large containers, place some attractive food on top, and cover the entire surface with a layer of cardboard. Melon rind is a great attractant to use, though apple cores will also work.

Two ways you can increase the percentage of castings in your vermicompost are by:

  1. keeping a high population of worms and

  2. making sure that material stays in the worm bin and is worked by worms as long as possible.

Using Your Vermicompost

Your worms have taken your food waste and produced an excellent, all-natural fertilizer. Add vermicompost whenever you plant seeds or move starts outdoors. Simply mix a small amount of it into the planting hole. A quarter cup per small plant will give them a significant boost.

With older plants and houseplants, top dress with vermicompost twice a year. Scratch the surface of the soil to mix it in.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

FEATURED ARTICLE

  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    The Benefit of Earthworm

    Earthworm have many benefits. In fact, many people who eat it to cure some disease, without effects, so safe to consume. According to the experiences of people who had experienced a fever or high body temperature, with an extra ingredient earthworms eat their disorders improved. HIGH PROTEIN According to research ever done that earthworms are very high source of protein. Earthworms also contains several amino acids with a high level. One of them, worm Lumbricus rubellus contain very high protein content approximately 76%. This concentration is higher than mammal meat (65%) or fish
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 02-06-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    How to make worm tea

    Do you own a Wriggly Wranch Worm Bin or a worm bin in general and wonder what the liquid that forms in the bottom tray is? It is worm tea, sometimes it is also called “vermiwash.” You may not be aware but there are numerous benefits of using worm tea in your soil. Worm tea is a natural fertilizer which is used to promote the growth of plants. If you own a wriggly wranch bin, worm tea forms in the bottom tray that can be drained from the spigot. If you are a gardening enthusiast, you can use worm tea to replenish the soil with nutrients and protect plants from many plant diseases. Worm tea
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    Partial replacement of fish meal by earthworm meal

    Full Length Research Paper Partial replacement of fish meal by earthworm meal (Libyodrilus violaceus) in diets for African catfish, Clarias gariepinus Fish meal is the most common source of protein for aqua feeds. However, the cost of fish meal is on the rise, because of its competing use as feed ingredient by other animals (livestock, ruminants etc.). It is therefore necessary to find alternatives to fish meal in the preparation of animal diets.Various workers have attempted to use other locally available cheap protein sources (e.g. plant protein, agricultural by- products, fishery
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    Aquaculture with Earthworm

    Two studies were conducted at the experimental farm of An Giang University, Viet Nam. The first study on the growth of earthworms (Perionyx excavates) was a 2*2 factorial experiment with 4 replicates, in which the treatments were: source of manure (cow or buffalo) and supplementation with water hyacinth at 25% of the weight of manure (DM basis) or none. Adding chopped water hyacinth to buffalo or cattle manure led to a decrease in worm numbers and in productivity per kg DM and crude protein of added substrate. Relative growth in numbers and in weight of the worms was similar on manure
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    The Analysis of Anphu Worm Meal

    Earthworm Powder, a new product begin to emerge in the market and may help to increase the life quality of all animals: the Earthworm Flour. Searches of Food Technology Institute (Ital) of São Paulo, Federal University of São Paulo, Federal University of Brasília, Federal University of Paraná, Agronomic Laboratory S/C (LAGRO), Agricultural Nuclear Energy Center, were important factor for the success of the journey. Searches concluded earthworm flour like a product with high essential amino acids concentrations and high liquid protein utilization (biologic value). The Earthworm Flour has been
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    Formulating fish feed using earthworms as a protein source

    Formulated feeds are complete feeds which supply all the nutrients necessary for optimal growth and health of the fish in culture practices. In many areas of the world protein sources are scarce and for formulating aquafeeds earthworms as a protein source might provide an alternative to common used raw materials.Earthworm: Good nutrition in an animal production system is essential to economically produce a healthy, high quality product. Nutrition is critical because it represents 40% to 50% of operational and production cost. Fish nutrition has advanced dramatically in recent
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 19-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    Earthworm-Water Hyacinth Project

    From 2012, Anphu earthworm Co.,Ltd has launched campaign to help poor farmer along river to take water-hyacinth to raise earthworm. By collecting water-hyacinth from river then put into pp pack, after 10 days, bring home and keep in dry and lean-to. Then put vermiculture (earthworm) into pack about 5kg. after 40 days the worm eat all food, this time we can harvest worm and casting. The result, after 6 months apply, each family has over 40 bins, every month they collect 30kg of worm to feed fish, chicken, duck, pig.. otherwise, the casting they got then can fertilize plant to give very
    Read more ...
  • Ngày đăng : 21-01-2017 Người đăng : Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd - Solution for organic agriculture

    How To Harvest Worm?

    When to Harvest Generally, a worm bin will have produced a significant amount of good vermicompost at between two and three months along in the process. If you wait even longer, like 4-6 months, you'll have more finished looking vermicompost (it will look more like soil and have more plant-ready nutrients in it). Tip - Try harvesting early one time, then letting it go for much longer the next time, so that you can see the difference in finished product. Harvesting Methods There are several common ways to separate worms from the vermicompost in your bin. Dump And Sort It's just
    Read more ...

Anphu Earthworm Co., Ltd – Solution for organic agriculture

Thiết kế & Seo bởi: Seo Từ Khoá