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PostPosted: Aug 22nd, '11, 06:52 
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I'd like to have a flood and drain bed with red wiggler worms, but am not sure what medium is the best for the worms. All our gravel around here has a lot of limestone in it so I was considering using lava rock from the garden center, but concerned it is too sharp for the soft little worm bodies.

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Most of my beds have scoria/lava rock in the bottom half and are loaded with worms

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Put them in and forget them. They will look after themselves very well in your AP.

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I have chucked in probably 100-200 in each bed, havent really dug around so im assuming they are still there :P

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I have expanded shale in some beds, crushed granite (very sharp) in others. They survive in both....but if I dig around in the granite, it tends to injure them...not sure if it's from the weight or the sharp edges. There's enough in there where it really doesn't make a difference. ;-)

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Thank you! I'll try lava rock.


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Lava rock should be fine...once plant roots start growing through the media and suspended solids start getting trapped, I would think there would be plenty of comfortable spots for the worms. When I pull out a root ball, there always seems to be lots of worms comfortably hanging out in the root system.

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