Raw eggs as worm food

by Stephan
(Cape town and Radevormwald)

Fresh raw egg in a worm bin

Fresh raw egg in a worm bin

A few weeks ago I was asked if worms would eat uneatable raw eggs? I was quite certain they would but as I had never documented it had to make the physical test to see if worms would indeed feed on raw eggs.

So 2 weeks ago I added raw egg to my worm farm I use for experiments to see how the worms would react. The worms in this particular worm bin are my guinea pigs and get fed all untested materials that I haven't used before
and that are not added to the "worm food rating list" yet.

Worms only start feeding on materials that have begun to decompose. So it took them about 3 days before they started to show an interest in the raw egg but when they started to feed on it they didn't stop and a few days ago the egg was completely gone.

Due to the fact that raw eggs if fed in great numbers to a worm bin might cover the whole surface of a worm bin and possibly block the oxygen supply to the worms below I would not feed to many of them to a worm bin at once.

So I regard raw eggs as a moderately good worm food which can be given to them but only in limited quantities.

Kind regards and happy worming :-)

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