FAQs

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Will mould on the food harm the worms?

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No they will be just fine it is just a natural element within the decay process

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How much food should I put in the The worm works.

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The instruction booklet will give you advice, but you will know if you are feeding them to much if the food lies in the bin uneaten. Remember it is better to under feed than over feed.

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Can you use tap water in the wormery?

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Its likely that the worms would prefer rain water but tap water is fine even with chlorine in it.

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Should you turn The Worm Works like a compost heap?

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No, let the worms do all the work that's why you have them, they will do everything for you.

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How long will it take to get the wormery going?

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It takes time for the worms to settle in and for you to get the conditions right so getting started can take a few months.

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I am going on holiday, what should I do about my worms?

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Great news they will be happy to look after themselves for a month or more. Adding a few soaked wood chips or soaked corrugated cardboard to their last feed will help them.

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There seem to be a lot of worms will there be too many for the composter?

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No, worms will breed and this will help your composter be even more efficient. The type of worms which Finnis Organic Worms supply will however naturally regulate their own numbers - now how clever is that?

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Is there a temperature band at which the wormery will work best?

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The best temperature is between 15C and 25C inside the bin. If you think it is getting really cold you can bring them into the garage or even the kitchen they will love it there!

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Would the worm bin be better insulated?

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Insulation will keep your worms working harder during the winter months.

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When I open the lid there are worms clinging to it is there a reason for this?

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The most likely reason is that the poor little things are hungry, or that something in the conditions of the bin are not to their liking.

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How long will the worms live?

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Longer than you think is the answer! In the wild they will lucky to survive a few months but they have been recorded in bins living up to 10 years although half of this would be more common.

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If I cut the worms in half will this increase the population?

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NO! If you cut them in half they die just like you would!