Worm farming blog update; Giant European nightcrawler

Written by Matthew on February 4th, 2011

Greenhouse Nearly Finished

Well the greenhouse is dried in and almost complete. Just need end walls on it, but I don’t see much point in adding them until next winter since spring is just around the corner and they will not be needed when its warm.

Worm Bed Construction

Worm Bed Construction

Also I have got started on building the frame for a worm bed in it. It should be good to add worms to by the middle of next week.

The other day when shipping out worms I run across this giant worm.

I think I am going to call him wormzilla.

He weighs out at 6.5 grams! The average size is about 1.5 grams and the next largest worm I have seen to this one was about 2.2 grams, so he is a giant. Hopefully I can get him to reproduce some more giant worms, but I am unsure if this is a phenotype or a genotype (nature vs nurture) caused giant.

Giant European Nightcrawler



4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Chuck says:

    Wow! Really nice.

  2. Chuck says:

    Hi Matthew,I was just wondering did you bend the pipes yourself for the greenhouse? and what size pipe did you use?

  3. Worm Farming says:

    Worm farming is great for your atmosphere. It’s something that gives back to nature and doesn’t consider anything away. Many people farm worms just for this reason on your own. We are inside a time where everybody desires to go green, and this really is 1 great way to go green. Hopefully, one day worms will be the solutions to all of our excessive garbage issues.

  4. Matthew says:

    Hey Chuck,
    Yeah I bent them myself. I used a JD SQUARED brand bender. I used 1 1/2″ EMT Conduit. I am still planing on adding a post with full details, but it may be a while because of how busy I am.

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