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Tiger Worms for Composting

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Red wiggler wormsUntil today, the tag Tiger Worms for Composting can still be heard in the vermicomposting industry.  Not that it has become the trend but Tiger worms have proven to be effective in the process making them more famous among other types of composting worms.  Also known as Red Wiggler Worms, Eisenia Fetida, Red Worms and Manure Worms, Tiger Worms possess all the characteristics needed to produce nutrient-rich compost.

The reason behind the Tiger Worms for Composting mania is the fact that Tiger Worms are excellent in many ways.  First, they are able to dig deep into the soil (up to inches to be exact) allowing a more loosened and aerated soil.  Second, their ability to consume large amount of organic materials is unfathomable.  They are able to consume half or even as much as their body mass.  With this, their ability to produce larger amount of organic fertilizers is as well overwhelming.

Third, Tiger Worms are not as demanding as others.  You house them in your old plastic container with shredded newspapers as their bedding and that’s fine.  You place their house under your kitchen sink or even in your basement and garage and it’s still fine with them.  You just have to maintain a temperature of 50-85 degrees Fahrenheit and an acidity level of 6.0-7.0 pH level and everything is good.

Lastly and most importantly, there is this so called Tiger Worms for Composting phenomena because Tiger Worms are more than capable of producing casings that are 100% natural.  These castings can be used as organic fertilizer for your plants or you can also make compost tea out of those castings.

So should you want to have vermicomposting on your next stop, do it with Tiger Worms only.  That way, you’ll have the experience firsthand.