How to breed worms or creating vermiforme

For cultivation fit the usual local worms, collected in a forested area.

In a suitable place, dig a small hole, fill it with rotted leaves, vegetable and fruit peelings (except garlic, potatoes, citrus and onions). Thereafter, feed water, and cover the hole with cardboard or Board. To collect settled near the trough of individuals can in a week.

Where to grow worms

For home worm farm will need a strong container. For this fit:

  • enamelware;
  • old aquarium;
  • buckets, basins, any other metal (not galvanized) or plastic containers.

The usual for short-term storage of hearts Tara – canvas bag, wooden or plywood boxes for long-term use is not suitable. They dampen quickly, boxes begin to rot, the bags become damp.

Selected capacity before use should be prepared. Using a drill (7-9 mm) at the bottom of the future farm bore holes, which will divert excess water. The holes should be evenly distributed throughout the bottom.

Under Tara needed a tray. Before you install the container on a tray, the latter need to fill in the dry sand it will absorb the excess water. It will be enough of a layer of 3 cm.

Conditions for earthworm cultivation

It is recommended to breed worms in the room where the temperature does not drop below +4°C, otherwise the worms will go dormant and will not breed. The optimum temperature of 17 to 24°C.

The size of the containers is calculated based on the number of existing worms. 1 kg individuals should have a minimum of 1 sq. m of surface area.

Sunlight worms can not tolerate, it is preferable that the chervyatnike was located in a dark place.

Than fill the tank

There are different ways of filling the mini-farm.

The first layer of straw or large chips. Its height should be about 5 cm Then pour biohumus (it is sold in flower shops). The height of this layer is about 10 cm. Third layer stack food: fruit and vegetable scraps, old leaves (without sugar), coffee grounds. The feed is evenly distributed over the entire surface layer of 5 cm The top comes a layer of humus. Its height is 2 cm.

If for filling of the container, where it will be breeding worms, it is taken as normal soil, you need to ensure that it did not contain roots and leaves. When pregnany leaves consumed a large amount of oxygen.

What to feed worms

As feed can be used almost all the waste. With the exception of potato peelings, citrus, onions and garlic. Not worth feeding to use salty foods, meat or fish.

Favorite food-worms – oatmeal. Give them can and dry the Hercules note, however, that the dry flakes are taken out of soil moisture.

How often to water worms

Pour chervyatnike it is abundantly. Excess moisture will leave through the drainage holes. Watering produce at each feeding. If the room temperature is high, water is more often.

To test the quality of the soil wetness can be a simple way to squeeze in my fist a handful of the top layer. If through my fingers the water emerges, moisture enough.

The water should be defended (not less than 3 days) at room temperature.

Breeding worms is a simple process. The following simple rules will allow you to avoid typical mistakes beginners and get a really working home vermifera.