Worms died! What other creatures have taken over my worm farm?

I have had my worm farm for 5 years now and has been fabulous but all the worms have recently died and the worm farm has been taken over by another type of slugs?

What do you think caused this?


Answer:

Hello, congratulations on running your worm farm for 5 years without any problems. This shows that you have done a lot of things right. Having said that I am sorry to hear that your worms have apparently died recently. Without having seen the creatures that seem to have taken over your worm bin it is not 100% clear to identify the culprits, but there are actually not that many critters that can cause the worms to either die or crawl down into the bedding or even out of their worm farm. I suspect therefore that you are probably dealing with Black Soldier Fly maggots (BSF) that hatched inside your worm bin and are now mingling close to the surface of the worm bedding and feasting on the worm food. They usually cause the worms to flee into the lower parts of their worm bedding or even leave the worm bin and within few days the contents of the bin will become soggy and starts to smell of foul odors.

Have a look at my article I wrote about the Black soldier fly maggots in response to another lady who had found them inside her worm farm. The link to the page is

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/maggot-infestation-in-my-worm-farm-how-can-i-get-rid-of-them.html

You will find a picture of the maggots and advise on how to deal with them and avoid getting them to take over your worm farm in the future again in that article. If it's not Soldier fly maggots that have invaded your worm bin but some other critters I suggest you send me a picture of them which would help me to identify them for you and assist you further.

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert

Author of "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

Editor of www.worm-composting-help.com

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.

SearchSuchen


How to make

$ -MONEY - $

with earthworms! 

The Book 

"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget 

Order a printed copy from "Amazon"  for

$12.95

or a digital version from the "Kindle" store at the SPECIAL PRICE of only

$4.50




Recent Articles

  1. Ascaris lumbricoides

    Jul 12, 18 10:38 AM

    I'm conducting a study regarding Ascaris lumbricoides. Do you have that for sale? thanks! God bless!

    Read More

  2. Can worms survive tropical temperatures? And Questions about worm food?

    Jul 12, 18 10:32 AM

    Hi. Interesting website. Will the worms stand tropical temperatures in the shadow? Can you also feed them serene/ saw dust from a sawmill? We have a lot

    Read More

  3. Fishing with Dog Poo Worms

    Jun 27, 18 04:12 AM

    If I want to fish with worms from my dog poo bin, do I need to wash them first? I assume they are covered in dog poo germs since they have been living

    Read More




How worms recycle human manure

Use worms

against climate change





Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel



Recycling food waste with earthworms

Recycling von Essensresten


Start a worm business without having to buy worms

My book below explains in detail how to make money with earthworms!

Find out what actual customers had to say about the book





Dealing with Maggots in a worm farm


Your Questions about worm composting?

Do you have any questions or suggestions about worm composting?

This is the place where you can interact with us and other worm composting friends!

[ ? ]

Here yu can upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

vermicompost 
I am Batuhan Gemci from Turkey. hereby through this email, I want to introduce our company.

Regenwürmer am leben halten. 
Einen schoenen guten Tag, Ich lebe in Thailand u. wuerde gerne gesammelte Regenwuermer (keine Kompostwuermer) als Fischkoeder verkaufen, da sie im Gegensatz …

Click here to write your own.