Which Earthworms Can Be Used For Composting?
Which earthworms can be used for composting? Can any type of earthworm be used for vermicomposting? Only epigeic species are suitable for vermicomposting.
Epigeic earthworms live on the surface of the soil in leaf litter. These species tend not to make burrows but live in and feed on the leaf litter. Epigeic earthworms are also often bright red or reddy-brown, but they are not stripy.
The most commonly used epigeic worms used for composting are Eisenia Fetida ( Red Wiggler), Eisenia Hortensis (European Nightcrawler), and Eudrilus Eugeniae (African Nightcrawler).
The Average Life Span of an Earthworm
When you were young, for instance, you never may have never imagined how awesome the earthworm really was. On the other hand, maybe you still do not understand how awesome they are. The earthworm, “nature’s plow”, as they have been called, aerate and inject the soil with life. They provide such an amazing benefit for the soil, which makes that soil amazing for the plants that grow in it. For more info about how they affect the soil click here. Did you ever wonder how long they live? Check out this article and see.
Red Wigglers, European Nightcrawlers, African Nightcrawlers, Blue Worms, and Alabama Jumpers are all earthworms that are used for composting today. They can turn your household food waste, paper waste, and farm animal manures into an amazing soil amendment called Vermicompost. It’s easy, fun, and extremely beneficial for your garden. You should give it a try.
Is global warming really the greatest environmental threat? What about losing our Topsoil?
The lowdown on losing topsoil:
It’s disappearing. Losing topsoil rivals global warming as an environmental threat.