2000 Red Wiggler Worms x 4 =

My composting worms are starting to multiply!

See the little brownish yellow balloon-like things?  They’re worm cocoons.  I found them while I was burying the crust from my daughter’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich for them to eat the other day.  My research tells me that up to four tiny baby worms will hatch from each cocoon. 

Worms are hermaphrodites, which means they have both male and female sex organs, and all worms produce cocoons.  As a result, the experts say, I can expect the population of my worm bin to double every month.  All the better for eating those PB & J crusts!

10 Replies on “2000 Red Wiggler Worms x 4 =

  1. Actually, red wigglers are supposed to be great for fishing as well as composting.

    I’m having dock envy, by the way. We were never able to put ours in this year because the lake level is so high.

  2. Yes, I fished with red wigglers last weekend. I always feel guilty tearing them in half. Oh, and poking a hook through them. But at least I only catch and release!