Worm World

Howdy Folks/Greetings, earthlings!

We can’t be the only ones genuinely fascinated with the residents of the worm farms and or the compost piles. 

It’s the very essence of why l became so enthusiastic with worm farming and composting in the first place over that of the more traditional gardening experience and rewards that offers. 

The one thing l noticed when l started researching worms and compost critters was the lack of the actual specific ‘worm’ images there was, and l figured, well, maybe that is something that worm fanciers like myself might appreciate seeing more of.

By taking these close-ups and macro shots of the worms, l came up with the idea of the Earthen Wurmin brand.

These galleries display to the reader the true inner beauty of earthwormery. Hundreds of photographs of the wormeries and the residents every month are taken, but only the best ones are displayed here.

Please feel free to use any of these images should you wish. Another reason for the gallery was because l could never find ‘just the right worm shot’. All l would ask of you is to award Earthly Comforts a credit.

The Autistic Composter/Earthen Wurmin
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Worm World Ewww Gallery
Vermicomposting Content Directory
Ewww Quick Tips Directory

Slideshow – Images during the harvest of the clean soil wormery
Season 2

Earthen Wurmin’s Worm Facts & Quotes
The average spadeful of soil can have up to 9 earthworms present. One acre of fertile ground can have more one million earthworms present, whilst poor ground can yield much lower quantities.

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

27 thoughts on “Worm World

  1. The worms all appear to have more of a reddish color to them. Is that your editing or different camera or different breed or different food?

    Interestingly, I find the reddish color more appealing 🤔

    Am I the only one who sees a color difference? I’m the only comment so far 🤔
    Have I lost the plot, JB? 😫

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    1. Hey Angie, not lost the plot and no to colour filtering – it’s just the way of the worm at times.

      They can colour range from dark maroon to pale cream, to lightish green and cream, to burgundy and magentas and orange red and blood red. Some have clear and distinct stripes, many do not – it’s the very nature of the earthworm itself.

      It might be environmental, climatic [as in inside the worm farm], food oriented, who knows and it might be even food related .

      The answer is simply put, that some worms are redder than others at times 🙂

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  2. Wow! What an abundant harvest, Rory! I think you will have no problem filling large orders at this rate. You know, I didn’t even think about it until I read Angie’s Comment, but it is something I will be wondering about, too, now. 😊 Why are they different colors?

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  3. The worms look healthy, Rory! Excellent slideshow. Your header is blurry or is it just me? I found I have to check my headers in the three main browsers to make sure they look good.

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    1. The header wording Eugenia or the image? The image is a foreground shot meaning the back of the image will look out of focus. It is also the 6th image on the slideshow.

      The heading isn”t blurry my end? You mean ‘Worm World’ title?

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      1. I will have a look at it again Eugenia 🙂 Sometimes macro shots can take a bit of getting used to, but also l think because the Theme magnifies the image so much when in feature mode that it can knowck the focus out slowly. If needs be l will change it 🙂

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      2. Hey Eugenia, okay – what l have done is changed the image at the top of the post itself – l think the problem having looked at it and the stats on the image is that the Theme l use when it sites the Feature image is magnifies it and it make a certain amount of distortion become more prominent.

        With macro shots especially, the focus is on the front and l like to have that three d background effect, but magnified can make the image stretch a bit more than it should.

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  4. What if you live in a desert type area? We have water restrictions in summer and it gets hot hot hot.

    I do not know if a worm population do so well here ?

    In winter when is rainy sometimes I see them. Or if a place over waters.

    But if they do not get underground in time, the heat kills them.

    We must have good soil?? But is like setting cement – when wet can move all around… when dries it hardens and cracks.

    California is agriculture state – huge!! Sacramento is home to “Farm to Fork” all local area farms come into Sacramento for big festival of fresh food and dishes featuring items all from local farms ❤️👏 … so must have or be good soil?

    I would like to have a small garden 🪴

    Worms I can do… no problem with worms 🪱. I just don’t know how.

    Spiders freak me out a lot. Well let’s be honest – bugs lol 😘✌️ 🐝 🐞 🐛 🐜

    California also very picky with bugs coming into the state… because we are agriculture state. They strictly control what bringing into California now… very very strict. They check boat and you must declare any fruit or trees or things

    I am excited to learn more about worms 🪱 … I don’t really know much about them. Don’t really think of them generally. They are peaceful, I don’t mind worms 🪱

    How would I do my little garden? Do I have to compost first and could I keep alive in my temps? Plus spiders? How I make them stay away? … most areas of my yards are full California ☀️ sun… starts blaring on back of house and day ends blaring in the front… lol

    I want to have lettuce 🥬, maybe potato 🥔 and onion 🧅… cucumber 🥒 be cool too ❤️…

    I would also really love to do strawberries 🍓… I have tried before and failed with the strawberries. I want to master that. Definitely for the strawberries – I want that sooo bad!!

    So what I do? Can I ? Worms will help ?

    I have desert 🏜 in the summer… and occasional rain in winter if we lucky.

    Dry climate. Are there different breeds of worms for different places ? Are they adaptable like that?

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    1. That’s a great response to this post Trisha and one l shall be picking apart for the next few weeks as l answer each of the questions – so thank you for that 🙂

      I will be addressing all of these questions also.

      I can tell you that you have the Worm Whisperer Farms in Sacramento 🙂


      But l will answer all of these questions.

      Strangely enough – Suze – who was never that keen on the worm side is now becoming a worm farmer … who woulda thunka that?? 🙂

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      1. I never minded worms 🪱… they don’t bite or hurt me – so we good lol ✌️

        I used to fish with worms 🪱… I would never hook the worm though – ewww

        Well I will see what you say.. before I go seeking strangers for worms lol

        Thanks – I be watching 🙏❤️✌️

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    2. Not sure where to post these questions, Rory. Reply is coming up instead of the usual comment box and is in between Trisha’s comment and your reply on my screen.

      Two questions:

      Are earthworms androgynous, or are they masculine and feminine?

      How do earthworms reproduce?

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      1. Good questions Betty – l will address these two in a new series that is designed for these sorts of questions in the next couple of days :
        Do earthworms have a sex – are they masculine and feminine, or are they androgynous?

        How do earthworms reproduce?

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