Mother Nature has evolved and developed her own recycling methods, working in balance with the environment over millions of years. There are several varieties of Red Worms used in worm composting and organics management. The two most popular species are Lumbruscus Rubellus and Eisenia Foetida. These are the two prominent varieties used to as composting worms. What makes these two species ideal for use in worm composting is that they are surface dwellers. Over millennia they have evolved to tolerate wide temperature fluctuations. From cold nights to hot days, these worms are prolific and reproduce rapidly.
Their role in nature is to convert organic debris that settles on the surface of the ground and assist in converting it back into a soil amendment that promotes rapid seed germination and healthy plant growth. Earthworm Compost is rich in water soluble hormones called auxins which promote seed germination and plant growth. Worms do not eat the organic material directly, but work in a symbiotic relationship with naturally occurring, safe bacteria who initiate the decomposition process. The red worms actually feed on the microbe rich material broken down by other decomposers. This is one reason why properly managed worm composting bins do not smell and can be maintained indoors throughout colder winter months.
A Worm Composter is basically an artificial environment in which vermi composting can occur. Composting with worms is easy, fun, educational for children and an important tool every home owner should practice. Recycling food waste and keeping organic waste out of landfills helps reduce methane gas emissions. Methane gas is 23 times more powerful than CO2. They both contribute to Global warming.
Composting with worms is easy and what basically happens in a vermicomposting bin is that you are creating an ideal environment within which the worms and micro-organism co-exist to break down and convert the food waste into Worm Castings.
Vermicomposting Bins needs to have good drainage and aeration. We have been in the worm composting business for almost twenty years. Even though I too made wooden bins when I first started, I learned that wood gets saturated and impedes moisture flow.
Therefore our InsertKits were developed to provide a low cost, safe, fast to set up Worm Bin. These kits are ideal for households, schools or communities looking for a low cost, proven tool for doing worm composting.