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A proper compost bin that is working well will be too hot for worms. If it is set on the ground, then worms will come up from the earth if they want to.

You can use a worm farm to break down food scraps. Several thousand worms are good for this, depending on its size, but you can start with a few hundred and they will breed, if you look after them properly.

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Do you need worms in your compost?

No, you do not necessarily need worms in your compost. If your compost is fermenting properly from bacterial activity it will be too hot for worms to survive in it.

Why does compost need worms?

compost can be dung or other forms of broken down waste But worms to make compost

How do you get worms in the app the blockheads?

"To get worms, you need compost. To make compost, all you need is 5 kelp, in which you can find in waters. You can craft the compost then get worms by breaking it." this answer is incorrect as to make a compost bin, the only thing able to make compost, you must get worms (5 of them). to answer your question you can find worms by obtaining dirt witch will yield one worm at random.

How many worms do you need for composting?

It depends on the amount of household waste you want to compost. Red wiggler worms eat half their body weight each day. If you want to compost 1 pound of waste-you would need 2 pounds of worms.

Where can one find compost worms?

One does not need to find compost worms, to add to their compost. One can just attract them by adding some simple materials to the compost. First spread a layer of coffee grounds at the bottom of your compost heap, this attracts the worms. Then lay soaked, torn cardboard in the bottom of the compost heap on the top of the coffee grounds. Then add a small pile of manure, or stale bread to act as a worm magnet. Finally moisten the compost heap with a spray horse.

What type of worms do you use in a worm farm?

You have to use compost worms, which are not the same as ordinary earthworms. Compost worms are usually red, blue or tiger worms and they can be bought by the thousand from nurseries or on the internet. You would need one or two thousand to start a worm farm, but with the right conditions, after a year, you might have 20 thousand worms.

Do Canadian worms need water?

Yes but not as much as regular worms because you refridgerate them...

What does turning worms do to a compost heap?

Worms do not need to be turned in compost heaps. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, employs bedding, grit and scraps, usually in containers that are not threatened by weather and wildlife. The contents must provide one pound (0.45 kilogram) of scraps for the equivalent weight in worms and need to be kept as moist as a wrung-out sponge and as warm as temperatures ranging from 55 to 77 degrees (Fahrenheit (12.78 to 25 degrees Celsius).

Why do you need compost bins?

To be able to compost your green waste into compost

Do worms need to stay worm or cold?

worms need to stay in a cold but moisturised environment as they need water to survive(then again, who doesn't?). Soil or compost would be the best place for them as they can eat and excrete there, producing a more fertile soil. Do not leave worms without water as their skin will become too dry and they will die.

What do you need to compost?

you need a compost bin, dirt, newspaper and kitchen food scraps

Why do plants need compost?

Plants do not need compost, compost is a soil conditioner and will improve the soil structure and the plants will benefit and grow better.

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