The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

This is a discussion on Worm Woman worm farm! (USA) within the Testimonials forums, part of the Advertisements for Newts & Salamanders category; I found a small business that sells red worms and I am very impressed with them! They sell big worms ...

Testimonials The place to post info about good or bad deals with people and companies. Reading is open to anyone, including unregistered visitors - this means these pages are viewable by anyone so mind your Ps and Qs. Posting is open to Registered Caudata.org Members only.

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Jennewt

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24th July 2011   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 54
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Jennistophales has shown reliable knowledge
Thumbs up Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

I found a small business that sells red worms and I am very impressed with them! They sell big worms and they plow through my little compost pile like bulldozers. She gives you more than you need and my axolotls slurp them up like spaghetti. The pricing was $24 for a pound, which is about 800 - 1,000 worms. I found this to be very reasonable. I ended up only needing half a pound, but she threw in some extras for me. Only 12 dollars! She is also very knowledgeable and is more than happy to help out newbie worm farmers such as myself!



Jennistophales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2011   #2 (permalink)
Site Contributor
 
Kaysie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 14,467
Gallery Images: 45
Comments: 62
Rep: Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

Where is she out of? Does she have a website?



Kaysie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2011   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 54
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Jennistophales has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

Yes, she has a site and is located in Kalamazoo, MI, but as I understand, she also ships her worms. I lived close enough to go pick them up myself, so I'm not sure what her shipping process is.

I put her website in my previous post, but it seems to have not shown up.

Here is her information:

Flowerfield Enterprises, LLC
10332 Shaver Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49024
tel (269) 327-0108



Jennistophales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2011   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Jennewt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 55
Posts: 12,378
Gallery Images: 97
Comments: 46
Rep: Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11Jennewt goes to 11
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

We have a policy against posting commercial links, but if you google Worm Woman, it comes right up. As well as this hilarious video. This really is the original "worm woman", who wrote the groundbreaking book "Worms Eat My Garbage".




__________________
Useful Links: Caresheets | Newt & Salamander FAQs | Axolotl FAQs |My website | Forum Rules.
Jennewt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2011   #5 (permalink)
Prolific Member
 
Molch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Nationality:
Age: 50
Posts: 1,385
Gallery Images: 5
Comments: 7
Rep: Molch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

which species of worms does she sell? Is it Eisenia foetida, red wigglers?



__________________
Stick 'em with the pointy end
Molch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2011   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 54
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Jennistophales has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

Eisenia fetida is what she sells. I don't think she has any others - but I've never looked. Its all on her site, just Google worm woman and her site pops up.



Jennistophales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2011   #7 (permalink)
Prolific Member
 
Molch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Nationality:
Age: 50
Posts: 1,385
Gallery Images: 5
Comments: 7
Rep: Molch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgMolch is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

but but but....aren't fetida the ones nobody wants to eat because they are so, well, fetid?



__________________
Stick 'em with the pointy end
Molch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2011   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 54
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Jennistophales has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

Yes, the worms do secrete a bitter substance when agitated.My theory is that my axies eat them so fast that the worms don't have time to realize that they're in trouble. Mine always accept them readily, though, and then beg for more. Little piggies. I also understand that the red wiggler is the most nutritional worm for axolotls.



Jennistophales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2014   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 10
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: arrowwood is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Worm Woman worm farm! (USA)

I can also attest to their worms. I bought a pound this month. Good mix of sizes, lots of newborns and lots grown and ready to breed.

Yes, they only sell eisenia foedita.

Mary applehof died in 2005. Nancy Essex is the current owner, not sure how long she has had it, but my guess would be since 2005. She definitely knows a LOT about culturing worms. If you are having trouble with your worms, she will try to help via phone



arrowwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kookaburra Worm Farm (Australia Only) b00f Testimonials 3 11th March 2013 06:01
Setting up a worm farm iChris Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, etc 2 10th January 2011 00:36
Molding in my worm farm Aimee Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, etc 8 6th October 2009 21:59
How do i start a worm farm? tori-ann Axolotl General Discussion 7 14th June 2005 20:01
Magic worm farm wm. General Discussion & News from Members 7 4th August 2004 14:14


All times are GMT. The time now is 14:38.