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Why do worms not move?
Worms instinctively avoid light sources, so will not crawl if a light is on above them. If your worms still seem intent on escaping, it’s because something is not right in your system. Try removing some of this excess food waste and add extra dry shredded paper to your system.
Do mosquito bits hurt worms?
Bti produces a toxin that kills various dipteran (“true fly”) larvae, while not causing any harm to various other life forms, including worms, humans, and pets!
Do worms have to have air?
Like people, worms need air to live so be sure to have your bin sufficiently ventilated. Some people also prefer to drill about 10 holes (1/4- to 1/2-inch each) in the bottom for aeration and drainage. A plastic bin may need more drainage — if contents get too wet, drill more holes.
Can worms live without air?
Q: Do worms need oxygen? A: Yes, worms need oxygen from the air to survive. They breathe by receiving oxygen through their moist skin through a process of diffusion. Worms may even live underwater for a significant amount of time if the water is very well aerated.
Does worm wee smell?
It doesn’t smell – in a well-managed worm farm there should be no smell at all. With the castings you can make slurry in a bucket of water and splash it around the garden to provide extra nutrients.
Why are my worms turning white?
White worms themselves are completely harmless in a worm bin, but again they may be and indication that you are overfeeding, or perhaps adding too much acidic waste.
Are mosquitoes attracted to compost?
Compost piles emit carbon dioxide as they break down, which attracts mosquitoes. Turning your pile regularly will not only cover up the exposed green matter but will also help slow this release.
Can I use mosquito bits in worm bin?
Something with BTi (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) such as Gnatrol, Mosquito Bits, Knock-Out Gnats, etc., will kill the fungus gnat maggots.
Why are there fruit flies in my worm bin?
Because you put them there! If you’re in the habit of leaving food waste to just hang out before feeding it to your worms, it is highly likely that fruit flies are laying their too-small-to-see-with-the-naked-eye eggs on it. Fruit fly eggs measure about one half of a millimeter.
Is the San Juan worm a real fly?
And, yes, it’s a “real” fly. The good, old San Juan Worm is one of the best spring-time fly patterns out there, even if you might feel a bit sheepish tying it on for fear one of your buddies will see you casting it and accuse you of high-brow cheating.
What kind of worm do you use for fly fishing?
From simple rusty or red chenille to the new Squirmy Wormy material that’s basically a length of gummy plastic that can be tied directly to a hook at the vise, “the worm” has undergone some significant changes over the years. Some materials definitely work better than others, and some are much easier to work with at the vise.
Is the San Juan worm easy to tie?
When you first enter the world of fly fishing, and in particular, fly tying, the San Juan Worm should be one of the first fly patterns to occupy your fly box. It is easy to tie, easy to rig, and just plain catches a lot of fish.