Worms eating the hessian cover

by Judith


I am new to worm farming, my worm farm (a commercial model comprising plastic trays and a lid) is around 3months old. Recently I have noticed many worms seem to be burrowing through the hessian sack covering their tray but not to the extent that they are living above the hessian. Is this normal or is something going wrong?

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Sep 06, 2018
Re: Worms eating the hessian cover
by: Stephan

Hello Judith,

this sounds absolutely normal and there is no need to worry. Worms live mostly in the upper parts of their environment and are top feeders. They basically will eat anything that has ever been alive and is now dead. So over time they will consume the hessian cloth as well. You can replace it with another one or some shredded newspaper if you like. To find out more about the feeding habits of compost worms have a look at the article


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Stephan Kloppert

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

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