| Hooray for the Humble Blueworm!
|Why don't we use redworms like everyone else? We just prefer
Peironyx excavatus as a champion recycler! Here's why:
- They eat twice as much as the more common redworm,
consuming their own body weight in waste each day instead
of only half their body weight.
- They're not too picky on housing: they don't dig too deep
and don't mind a slightly warm environment... and let's face it
- in a worm bin you're not going to be able to dig deep nor
enjoy a, 'cool' environment even at the back of the garage in
our tropical heat in Hawai`i.
- They reproduce quickly! In ideal conditions, each worm can
lay up to twenty eggs per week which in turn quickly reach
egg-laying age themselves in only three to five weeks.
- They're able to tolerate a wider range of moisture conditions
than the redworm.
DISCLAIMER: Worms not
exactly as pictured... they don't
wear flowers nor do they have
big eyes...we're pretty sure they
can be happy though, hence the