You will need
- The red Californian worm, substrate, container.
Make a container or dig a pit depth of from 70 to 100, see the bottom of the tamp, and the walls are overlaid with natural organic material to the worms crawled. Place in a hole soil mix with wormmi and flatten the soil. The substrate can serve as rotten leaves, decomposed manure, kitchen waste and other available organic matter, should be soft, moist and nutritious. First, create a layer of about 30 cm, then, as needed, will have to add more. Recycling organic matter, worms inedible leave space and go to add food. The next layer is to do 10 cm.
Add organic matter about once a week, during this time, the Californian worms can process the previous batch. After reaching a height of 70-80 cm can be selected vermicompost, more specifically, the intermediate product detritus. To do this, gently loosen the top layer where the worms, and then transfer it to another container or pit. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times with an interval of a week to extract all the worms. After that, the remaining compost can be removed and used for any purpose — put them in planting holes, to store, dilute with water for irrigation.
Watch the temperature of fresh compost, it should not exceed +40 degrees. Use last year's blown manure. In addition, the compost maintain moisture content in the range of 60-70 %. For this summer, and the hottest time in the other seasons watering the substrate. You should also know that Californian worms disastrous direct sunlight, so the compost pit or containers should be placed in shaded areas.Favorable temperature for health Californian worms is in the range from +4 to +35-40 degrees, the best is 25 degrees. Winter conditions they suffer badly, as it does not burrow deeply into the soil, so they should be transplanted into a warm place or warm the compost pile, container or pit. To use the tape with the layer of manure is impossible, as it does not give the wormm to "breathe".
Note that the adult worms is very difficult to become accustomed to the new food. It is firmly linked to their biological characteristics - worms are programmed for the consumption of food immediately after birth, so get used to another. Therefore, buying technology worms, you need to consider this risk. To colonize new substrates should only cocoons of worms, then hatched, the worms are configured for processing only that type of food.
Wintering Californian worms can be done in another way - dig a recess with a diameter of 1.5 - 2 meters and a depth of about 20 cm in late autumn to load the worms and cover leaves with a layer of 50 cm inspection lot should be stored in the cellar in a box with a volume of 2-3 buckets.