My worms are eating the moisture mat, is this okay?

Your moisture mat is just there to encourage your worms to work in the surface of the waste and as it is biodegradable the worms will eventually eat it.

What should I do about mites in my worm bin?

There are a few types of mite that love a worm composting kit and this is all normal and part of the ecosystem. However, as with most things if they start to take over the kit this can become a problem. There are two main types – a reddish brown mite and a white shiny round mite. Both are tiny and if numbers become huge they eat the food and your worms will tend to burrow deeper into the kit and this in turn stops the worms from reproducing as effectively.

The Wiggly Wigglers Catalogue

You can either download a PDF copy of our wiggly catalogue, or request a physical copy to be sent to you through the post.

Is The Wormery Composting Method Different At The Beginning From Later On?

Yes, and it's very important to remember this. Give your worms enough time to settle and reproduce, don't swamp them with food from the get-go. [read more]

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Are your wormeries rodent proof?

The great thing about a tray system wormery is that a: It's off the floor so very unlikely to be attacked by rodents and B: Worms compost waste as you add it so they really help to neutralise the odours. We have had no problems with rodents with Urbalive or other tray system worm composters.

What’s the difference between worm leachate and worm tea?

We often refer to the liquid that you get out of your worm composter as worm tea but technically it’s leachate – the run off from making your worm casts. [more...]

What Happens If I Cut A Worm In Half - Does It End Up As Two?

If you cut a worm in half you do not end up with two surviving worms [more info]

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How do I know if my worm compost is ready?

Here are a few tell-tale signs; The majority of your compost has a deep, rich color - it will also have the same texture throughout.

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Our composting worms are mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability

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The Urbalive Worm Composter is a home wormery kit that can be used indoors or outdoors for composting kitchen waste with the red worms. The perfect wormery for households, classrooms or offices.

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