Raising Earthworms

@jillbeth (2710)
United States
August 20, 2007 10:18am CST
Has anyone tried raising earthworms? Hubby and I are considering it as a way to make a little extra income. Any experience with European Nightcrawlers? What did you use to make the bedding and did it seem to work for you? Whhat did you feed them? We would appreciate any helpful hints you may have to offer.
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• United States
25 Aug 07
Are you thinking of raising them for bait? I'm just curious. No, we've never raised them here but my son always tries to keep them alive until the next fishing trip... which never works! LOL
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Yes, for bait. We could either sell them wholesale to bait shops or retail from our home. Probably some of both! The bedding can also be used for compost once you have harvested the worms. My poor flower beds could use it, so we will benefit both ways.
@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I've heard that this can be a profitable venture but anything that has to do with worms is definitely not for me. I hope you get some good advice here. Good luck!
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yeah,I am not crazy about worms, but it was my husband's idea so I agreed to go along with it. The grandkids will probably get a kick out of it, though!
@rhinoboy (2129)
20 Aug 07
You should be able to breed worms in your compost bin. They will feed off the green waste you put in the top and speed up the composting process. From what I remember they can be slow to breed though.
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yes, from what I have read it takes about 9 months for them to start breeding. I figure if we get started now we will be ready for the spring fishing season.