nightcrawlers

Asked June 3, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT

Hello,I am interested in vermiculture and having a worm bin. I have read much online about the red wigglers and Canadian nightcrawlers. I have also seen the simple worm bin construction that can be done with plastic tubs. My question has to do with the species of nightcrawler that we have in shelby county, east texas. The worms in my lawn are a species of nightcrawler that are very large (ie, 24-36+ inches). Can these worms be used in a "bin" for composting? Do they go too deep to be raised in a tub bin type structure? Any information would be greatly received.

Shelby County Texas

1 Response

Sorry for the delay answering your question I have been out of town. I would look at this website it explains the differences on the earthworms. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/worm/worm.html If you have anymore questions please give me a call 936-598-7744