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Worm Castings

Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by kuplakrabs, Jan 16, 2005.

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  1. kuplakrabs

    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Since there has been discussion before about using turtle poo (from a turtle that has been found to be free of parasites) as food for your crabs, what about worm castings?

    This first link gives some info about the great source of nitrogen they provide, but the ones I was looking at are at the following site that claims they are 100% (not vermicomposted) castings.

    http://www.commonsensecare.com/vermicompost.html

    http://www.vermitechnology.com/fertlizer_soil.html

    That's a lot of worm poo....5 lbs would last me forever [​IMG]
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    A very smart little bird told me that she uses her own worm castings to give to her hermit crabs [​IMG]

    *****RESEARCH FIRST*****
    I will post my follow up responses (once received) from the companies to which I have inquired.
     
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    Eric "First Molt, A Success"

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    Extremely Interesting..

    Are you going to purchase some?

    Cappa
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I'm thinkin' so [​IMG] I can't wait to get the info back from the places I've emailed inquiring about the trace elements that are found in the poo.

    I have found some other pretty interesting links that explain the difference between pure worm castings and vermicomposted castings.

    Here are some of the other links I have come across:

    http://chefsgarden.com/wormcastings.htm

    http://www.vermicast.com/

    http://www.happydranch.com/printer_94.html

    http://www.oakridgeenterprises.com/worm.htm

    http://www.ecosyn.us/ecocity/Links/My_Links_Pages/Castings_01.htm

    There, I think that is probably enough reading about worm poo for a while LOL!
     
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    I have seen quite a few shows lately on worm castings! I have really considered becoming a worm farmer too!
    I think with all that I have been offering my crabs, I am going to pass on the worm poopies thouh, but will be anzious to see how your crabs respond to the castings! [​IMG]
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Okay, so only one company has taken the time to respond to me. It is the one with the "Black Castings", Vermitechnology. He told me that they do not give their worms any manure, so the castings are pathogen free. They do feed them Azomite rock dust. He was unable to give me a complete breakdown of the elements because the testing to do so is too costly, but suggested looking for the breakdwon on the azomite.

    I did some searching on Azomite, but haven't found anything that I am looking for yet regarding the physical analysis. I really haven't had too much time, so my looking has been limited to a few 10 minute stretches at best.

    I ordered some anyway. Even if I don't use it for my crabs, I can always put it in my flower beds in the spring [​IMG]
     
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