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1,000 or 2,000?

Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 8:12 am

Hi all
I'm getting ready to order my herd of worms, and have the opportunity to get either 1000 or 2000. The cost is roughly $19 for the 1000 or $40 for the 2000. Shipping is $10.95 on the 1000 or $4.99 on the 2000.

I've read most of the topics regarding worms, and it looks like 1000 can go into one of the rubbermaid totes (10 gal?). If I go with the 2000, would it be better to have two bins or an 18 gallon bin (tote)? I don't plan to put any of these in the garden itself, as I have a lot of native earthworms, and am reluctant to release non-natives into the environment. (although I will probably put some in the tomato bin since it's not open to the ground itself)

If I put some into the tomato bin, which is 2x8' and has 12" of MM in it, how many should go in it? Or... should I put any in it at all?

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated Smile
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Re: 1,000 or 2,000?

Post  walshevak on 3/9/2012, 10:01 am

Personal opinion, I only have about 500 in a two 18 gal tote Hilton and I'm new to the worm herding. Think Josh started with less than that. I say go for the 1000, and in 3-5 months you may have double. I'm already dreaming about a second tote Hilton.

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Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 10:04 am

Thanks walshevak. Looks like I get to order the critters this morning Smile

Next on the list is mason bees...
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Worms are a'comin'

Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 10:08 am

Ok, the little buggers have been ordered! Can't wait to get them and get started on this project!
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Re: 1,000 or 2,000?

Post  llama momma on 3/9/2012, 4:10 pm

I ordered a thousand to start with and put them in a 20 gal plastic bin for starters.
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