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Earthworm farm in Texas

JamieOleBoy

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Hi everyone,

I was planning to feed my axie a healthy diet of earthworms. But the more I read it seems that Texas would be a tough place due to the heat. Is this true? If so, could I use a mini fridge to farm them in? How many do you think could yield in one?

Thanks for your help in advanced!

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I can't see why you can't get a worm farm going even in Texas heat - you just need somewhere cool to keep it, but not a fridge. A mini fridge would not really be big enough, and TBH too cold.

If you get the regular red wrigglers they will be happy up to mid-20s C, if you have an outhouse, garage or basement that should suffice.
 

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I can't see why you can't get a worm farm going even in Texas heat - you just need somewhere cool to keep it, but not a fridge. A mini fridge would not really be big enough, and TBH too cold.

If you get the regular red wrigglers they will be happy up to mid-20s C, if you have an outhouse, garage or basement that should suffice.

Thanks for the reply. I don't have a house at the moment we will move to our first house in July. I have a balcony I could place it off of but I don't think that I could keep the heat that low especially during summertime and my girl doesn't want these in the house lol. The minfridge would could be preset but if you think it's going to be too chilly then I suppose that's not an option. I am looking to grow some healthy worms for healthy axies.

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I can't see why you can't get a worm farm going even in Texas heat - you just need somewhere cool to keep it, but not a fridge. A mini fridge would not really be big enough, and TBH too cold.

If you get the regular red wrigglers they will be happy up to mid-20s C, if you have an outhouse, garage or basement that should suffice.

Thanks for the reply auntie. The only issue I have is I am currently in an apartment and am limited to the balcony until moving to a house in July or August time which will lead to accessibility to the garage or alternatives. The girlfriend will not tolerate (nor do I want) to keep them inside.

Should I just wait? I was hoping I could make this a possibility. Thanks again for your help.

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I keep my worm farm indoors in winter - there is no smell, no noise. What amuses me are the people who are quite happy to have various live things (axies, bloodworms, earthworms etc) in their fridge but won't have a worm bucket in the house.

If you can get a regular fresh supply of worms for now setting up a farm once you've moved would be great.
 

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It's all going to depend on the type of worms you want to grow.
Red wigglers would probably do ok, but my axies wont eat though.
Canadian nightcrawlers require cold temperatures so its doubtful that would work, might work with your minifridge idea though.
Have you looked up worm farms on youtube? There are tons of instructional videos on there, do a search and watch a few, will probably find a design that works best for you that way.
 
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