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  • Worms in liquid fertilizer

    Created by gj on
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  • #13821 Reply

    gj
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    I have an EnviroCyle Composter. Liquid fertilizer I collected from the base had some worms in it that looked like a leech. Is this good or not?
    gj

    #13822 Reply

    pn-admin
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    GJ – I am not that familiar with leaches, but I could see how a worm or two could get caught in the base of the Envirocycle, especially if they where somehow added to the rotating drum with the compost. Are you sure that they are not drowned worms?

    #13865 Reply

    glowbugg
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    I find it slightly unusual for a leech to make its way into your composter. However, leeches are closely related to worms. A leech can be identified by two vacuum-like suckers on both ends and exactly 34 segments.

    Leeches don't eat a lot but they will eat worms from time to time. It is very common to see other insects in your compost bins, but most are beneficial. Watch out for predatory consumers such as centipedes, ground beetles, rove beetles, and ants.

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    Anonymous

    It appears I have springtails in my worm bin. Do I need to get rid of them or are they harmless? My worms are now thriving. I have a 3 stack system worm bin. thanks

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