Superworms Vs Mealworms

mealworm v superworm

Superworms vs mealworms, A very commonly asked question. It’s no surprise really, they both look very similar to each other to the untrained eye, Except a bit of size difference. An inexperienced or new breeder may just chalk that up to fat well fed larva, But the truth is their are an incredible amount of … Read more

Mealworm Metamorphosis

Mealworm Metamorphosis

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about mealworms is thinking they are a species of worm. Actually, That isn’t the case at all. The name being a misnomer is a big part of that confusion. If your reading this, you probably already know what a mealworm actually is, but for everyone else, let’s explain: … Read more

Red Wiggler Facts You Should Know

Red worm facts

The red wiggler is one of the most popular worms for use in composting. Unlike other earthworms, red wigglers don’t live in earth and prefer to be underneath damp plant litter and decomposing organic matter. There have been a lot of names given to the red wiggler, Some of them are accurate, and some of … Read more

Interesting Facts on Earthworms

Facts on Earthworms

Earthworms might not be for everyone. Their slimy, wet, wiggly, and just overall alien to look at. But the truth is earthworms serve an important role in our environment which includes special functions that keep us humans alive and well too. After you read the facts laid out in this article, Do yourself a favor … Read more

Types of Vermicomposting Worms You Can Use

Vermicomposting Worms

There are an endless variety of worm species you can use in Vermicomposting, But not all built equally. The most common species of worms typically used are Red wigglers (Eisenia fetida which is actually a tiger worm, or simply ‘red tigers’ and not of the rubellus family), Redworms (Lumbricus rubellus, related to the lumbricus Terrestris), … Read more

Tiny White Worms in Garden Soil – Pot Worms

Where Do Pot Worms Come From

Right off the bat, don’t worry if you see these tiny white worms in garden soil. Although their appearance is different than what you normally come to expect from the creatures living in your compost, they are definitely beneficial to have. Some people confuse these for baby red wigglers, which is not the case. They … Read more

A mealworms life cycle

Mealworm Life CYcle

Mealworms have become a very popular commodity due to the varied and extensive list of uses as a cheap protein. From lizard food to human food, home growers to industrial cultivation, mealworms continue to grow in popularity at an increasing rate. So let’s talk about the mealworm’s life cycle. What are mealworms? Mealworms aren’t actually … Read more

What Do Red Worms Eat? -The Red Worm Diet

red wriggler food

Red worms sure love to eat a lot of crap. To be fair we like to feed them! But it’s important that you are feeding your red worms the right thing, in order to maintain a healthy stable happy population. Certain things have to be taken into account like red worms don’t have teeth, Not … Read more

The life cycle of a bloodworm

Bloodworms in a giant pile

Bloodworms are one of the stages in a non-biting Midge fly’s life cycle: the larva stage. The non-biting Midge fly, also known as chironomid or lake fly, looks very much like a mosquito but doesn’t bite. These Midge flies can be a very beneficial source of food for fish and aquatic life throughout their life … Read more