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Worm Bin Worms Needed

We're looking for worm bins worms... they're kinda tought to find right now for some reason. the information at the People's Co-op provided us with only one or two telephone numbers that actually connects you to something other than that silly Do-Do-Dout. Wait this is supposed to be the summary anyways....
Give us a call if you can part with 1000 (1lbs) of worm bins worms (red worms) if you have a bit of castings that would be nice too. thanks.. 503-233-0803
We're looking for worm bins worms... they're kinda tought to find right now for some reason. the information at the People's Co-op provided us with only one or two telephone numbers that actually connects you to something other than that silly Do-Do-Dout. Wait this is supposed to be the summary anyways....

Give us a call if you can part with 1000 (1lbs) of worm bins worms (red worms) if you have a bit of castings that would be nice too. thanks..
503-233-0803
see Ebay 24.Nov.2003 21:51

Purple Punk

I know you'd be supporting an evil corporation by shopping Ebay, but you can also buy worms from a small or home business and then at least support the little guy as well. Go ahead, type in "red worms". There are many listings and they are typically under 15 dollars after shipping. Hope this helped.

local distributor 24.Nov.2003 23:37

goatlove

check out www.buyworms.com (503-234-WORM)

do not pay for worms!!! 25.Nov.2003 11:07

trashina - the dumpster warrior trashtalk@ziplip.com

I had the same experience as you back in Sept when our house inherited a worm bin. I also went to people's and they gave me some literature on where to purchase worms. I refuse to pay for worms......to make a long story short, I asked around, people with worm bins gave me some of their worms and I also dug a hole in the ground for composting. Its been a few months and I am much happier with the results I get from allowing the produce to decompose in the ground. The worm bin is doing well, and I know that the worms have multiplied, but I think the hole in the ground method is faster, cleaner, and more natural to what is suppose to happen. I still maintain both methods for composting, however, I definitely prefer the hole in the ground method. Listen to my show Trash Talk

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/static/pdxradio.shtml

I think it was the third show (10-16-03) where my guest and I talk about the difference between worm bins vs hole in the ground. I plan on having other guests on in the future to talk about composting in more detail. If you still want worms, I'd be more than happy to give some of mine. But please do not pay for worms. Don't pay for anything!

TAKE A DEEP BREATH 26.Nov.2003 10:57

Black Cross Health Collective and MASHH CLINIC Collective mashh@wildrockies.org

Please don't start urban myth-rumors like this and please y'all, don't overreact! The statement that bacterial meninigits is "very contagious" is FALSE. Transmission of the organism occurs by exchange of respiratory secretions; thus close contact is believed to be important in the spread of the disease. To infer that someone who was in Miami recently and has flu-like symptoms should immediately check into an ER is a dangerous overreaction. Most people exposed do not get bacterial meningitis. The last two people who acquired the disease in Oregon were teenagers in a mosh pit at a metal concert in Salem. Everyone who over indulges tomorrow is going to have "flu-like" symptoms. Panic not. The presenting symptoms are: 1. Distinctly the WORST HEADACHE you've EVER had in your life. 2. Stiff, and we mean STIFF (not sore!) NECK. 3. HIGH FEVER (above 102 in an adult) 4. Then the symptoms get worse and by then the patient has surely been ushered to an ER.
The conditions that cause one person to become clinically ill while another carrier remains well are not well understood. The organism, Neisseria meningitidis, remains sensitive to a large number of antibiotics. (If that notion placates you in any way.) Check your attitude, stay positive, drink plenty of pure water, eat well and sleep. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE EATING OR PICKING YOUR NOSE!
-your friendly neighborhood medics

Holy Cow! 26.Nov.2003 15:16

little red engine

How big is your worm bin?!? We started our free garden bin with one lb. of red wigglers (I know it wasn't even close to 1000 worms) and they've reproduced to the point that we have created 3 more bins within the past 18 months. If you decide to use earthworms, unless your bin is quite deep, they won't be happy. Earthworms burrow more vertically, red worms burrow more horizontally. Red worms are also faster reproducers. We started an earthworm bin, but most of them died. Not to say that they won't work, just to say that our bin wasn't deep enough. Red worms are expensive, $25 a lb., but if they're taken care of properly you won't need to make another purchase. Good luck! A good resource of info. is www.wormwoman.org