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Worms for composting

Looking for Red worms for composting. Eisenia fetida or Eisenia hortensis

I have no idea where to even begin to search for these here. I'm living in Bern, so somewhere close would be ideal.
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Re: Worms for composting

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Re: Worms for composting

http://www.biogarten.ch/WebPortal/sh...twuermer&ula=1

They mail compost worms in a pretty well thought-out parcel. 250 grams of Eusenia hortensis cost CHF 35.50 plus about 13 chuffs for handling and mailing.

I have been running my worm farm for a 2-person housegold based on one 250 gram shipment four years ago. Now I think it's time for a refresher, meaning another 250 grams, to avoid too much inbreeding.
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Re: Worms for composting

We'll be moving out of our place next month and need to get rid of our few hundred red wrigglers, preferably to continue their happy lives eating, defecating and copulating.

You can have them for free if you come collect in Gland, just send me a PM. We keep them in a large black plastic container, and I could explain to you how care/compost collection works if you're a noob.

Just don't let me get carried away with telling you each of their names and temperaments, it could take a while...
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If nobody takes you up on the offer Ploymi, they can join my little wriggly friends here, they will be very happy
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Re: Worms for composting

Offer still stands - If anyone can pick them up in Gland this Friday or Saturday, they are free to the first person interested!
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Re: Worms for composting

Hey there,
I know this post is old as an old thing, however I too am looking for compost worms as the green waste collection where I live isn't a thing that's happening.
I have run a worm farm happily for many many years in New Zealand, it's just... now I'm in Switzerland with no worms and a strong resistance to throw compost in the rubbish.
So... does anyone out there have some tiger worms (or composting worms) that would be happy to share? I live near Lucerne and know about the ones to buy but they are rather pricey. I'd be happier to find a worm lover with plenty to spare as that's what I've been for many many years.

Thanks.
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Re: Worms for composting

Hi,
I get my composting worms free from the local horse breeder - they should be there under any horse dung pile -at best not in a concrete silo but free standing. My worm farm has had it problems, going naturally very slowly in winter and the worms not competing successfully against the fungi. The worms have survived much better in our black bin composter.
PM me if a trip to Rotkreuz is worth it.
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Re: Worms for composting

Hey there Steve,
sweet! Thanks immensely.
Thanks also for the word on how your worms are going and what suits better. We have a patio with decking but no earth.. So it's looking like an already existing white bucket... painted black perhaps. Rotkreuz is only about 35 min away according to the google god. In New Zealand terms we're practically neighbours. Will PM you if I'm Rotkreuz bound.
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Searching for composting worms

Hi! We live in Luzern and I'm looking for red wigglers (composting worms) to start a worm composting bin on our terrace. As a science teacher who
has had several bins for 3 years in the States, I'm excited to toss the smelly green recycling bin my husband keeps here in Luzern and start my easy odor free bin here. I'm willing to pick up the worms. Once I get my bin established, I'd be happy to share the prolific tillers / composters with other interested recyclers!
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Re: Searching for composting worms

This has been asked before and answers given- have you tried a search here on EF. But do be careful- a terrasse often gets far too hot for worms to survive- and perhaps too cold in winter too.

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Re: Searching for composting worms

Thank you for your quick, helpful response to my worm search. The hyperlinks are much appreciated as well. I am hoping to get in touch with fellow worm recyclers who are willing to share their prolific red wigglers. Should that not pan out, I will use the links you provided.

Also, thank you for the advice as to the potential terrace housing pitfalls. 😉
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Re: Worms for composting

I was looking for compost worms recently, maybe someone will find this information useful.
wormup.ch currently sell 1000 Eisenia fetida worms for 42 CHF. Worms can be picked up in Zürich or delivered for additional 9 CHF:
https://shop.wormup.ch/products/1000-kompostwurmer
wurmwelten.ch sell 1000 Eisenia hortensis for 32.55 CHF + 8 CHF delivery cost:
http://www.wurmwelten.ch/product_inf...a-veneta-.html
These are the lowest prices which I found in Switzerland.
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They get delivered in cans.
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Re: Worms for composting

Hey guys.
I know this post is rather old, but I wonder if there is still someone willing to share some of their worms with me. I really would like to adopt some of those beauties to enjoy my compost pile!
Cheers!
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I will be restarting my worm farm soon and intend to revisit the local horse farm where Igot my last batch.
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Best worms for composting are the small red tiger worms. Not sure if they are found naturally in horse manure? I mean, all earth worms will help with the composting process- but some are defo better than others. We put the horse manure from the horses that use our fields regularly as layers in the compost bins- and they all love it, and great, free, accelerator. When the compost is ready- they come up to the surface and I pick them and throw them into the other bins as I go. Another way to attract them to one spot is to put a layer of wet corrugated cardboard on top of compost and they flock to it.
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Re: Worms for composting

I'm in Basel, and also looking for worm loving neightbors! I want to make a really happy worm family as much as get rid of compostables, which means I should have some of my own to share once my colony gets settled in and starts growing. Let me know if anyone nearby has a couple I can have to start out with!
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