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by Nita L Lackey
on October 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM
My worm bed that is over my native soil has dirty white like grub like critters about 1 1/4" long, their young are  
I have my worm bed on native soil, with a shelter over it to keep out the rain. I cover the site sufficiently with newspaper and card board.  
A dirt white grub like critter 11/4" long has invaded, the young are white and about 1/2" long and very active. These critters compete with the red wigglers for the vegetables I feed them. I experimented with drowning the critters and the young survived longer that the adult critters.  
I am wondering if I should abandon this red wiggler site and create another?  
thank you very much,  
Nita Lackey
by Nita L Lackey
on October 29, 2010 at 8:20 PM
My worm bed that is over my native soil which has a shelter over it to keep out the rain. I cover the site sufficiently with newspaper and card board.  
A dirty white grub like critter 11/4" long has invaded, the young are white and about 1/2" long and very active. These critters compete with the red wigglers for the vegetables I experimented with drowning the critters and the young survived longer that the adult critters.  
I am wondering if I should abandon this red wiggler site and create another?  
thank you very much,  
Nita Lackey
by Amy Breschini
on April 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM
The grubs in your box are Soldier Fly larvae and are another valuable composter insect! Here's more information about the Soldier Fly: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/big-maggots-your-compost-theyre-soldier-fly-larvae and here: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-51_black_soldier_fly.htm
by Leesa A Evans
on March 28, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Where did you get the black stacking bins with spigot on the bottom? I like the depth, and idea that worms get migrate to next layer, leaving the leachate to be drained by the spigot. Thanks, L.
by Leesa A Evans
on March 28, 2015 at 11:17 AM
Where did you get the black stacking bins with spigot on the bottom? I like the depth, and idea that worms get migrate to next layer, leaving the leachate to be drained by the spigot. Thanks, L.
Reply by Maria Murrietta
on April 7, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Hi Leesa,  
 
Our group has been using the Wriggly Wranch Bin from TRIFORMIS Corporation, a company out of Los Angeles.  
 
Good luck!
 
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