Worm World

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

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

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.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll enjoy the new season.

Earthen Wurmin and The Autistic Composter

Season 3 – 2023
Please feel free to check out the other galleries
Worm World Ewww Gallery
Vermicomposting Content Directory
Ewww Quick Tips Directory

Slideshow – Close up images from inside Compost Bin 5 which has a heavy concentration of horse manure, shredded brown paper, coffee ground and fermented bokashi kitchen waste and leaves and the worms thrive on this mixture.

Earthen Wurmin’s Worm Facts & Quotes

Charles Darwin studied earthworms for 40 years because he needed more information on his theory of evolution by natural selection. He became fascinated with earthworms after his uncle introduced him to them as a younger man not long after concluding his voyage on HMS Beagle.

In just one acre of land, there can be more than one million earthworms.

Earthworms can eat their weight in food every day if the conditions are right.

Earthworms have five hearts.

Earthworms can move around one and a half centimetres a second despite looking slow-moving, equivalent to 185 feet per hour. The more significant earthworms slide at 2 cm a second, covering around 240 feet per hour.

Earthworms communicate through a hive-mind and touch sensation mentality and can make decisions and share information that affects the herd.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here
 “I must own I had always looked on worms as amongst the most helpless and unintelligent members of the creation; and am amazed to find that they have a domestic life and public duties!” 
Joseph Hooker, 19th century British botanist 

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.

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