OU Our Worm Food and Limestone (Calcium Carbonate)
We use Our Worm Food to feed our European nightcrawlers along with a generous helping of Limestone (Calcium Carbonate) powder. They love it! And they grow fast and reproduce well on it.
Our Worm Food is a mixture of Purina Worm Chow, finely ground corn meal, grit and molasses. The limestone we use is calcium carbonate. It is also called agricultural limestone, the kind that is used in animal food. ** This is NOT hot lime that is used to mix cement. Hot lime would kill the worms!!
The 5 lbs. bag of Our Worm Food will come in a one-gallon bag and the 10 lbs. will come in two one-gallon bags.
It is simple to use, just scatter a bit of food lightly over the top of the bedding and then take a spray bottle and lightly spray to moisten the food. Be sure food is totally consumed before additional feeding. Do not scatter either the food mixture or the limestone directly on worms. Just be careful not to overfeed which may lead to sour, moldy bedding. Feed Our Worm Food just like you would Purina Worm Chow. We include a copy of the Purina Worm Chow label so you have specific directions on how to use the food.
You can use Our Worm Food as the only food or you can use it to supplement other foods. Worms have gizzards, like chickens do, and they need a source of grit. There is a list of some safe foods to use for earthworms on the Raising Nightcrawlers page.
The finely ground limestone helps the worms digest their food. We use limestone to keep the bedding pH at 7.5 as these nightcrawlers like it a bit alkaline. This limestone is also called calcium carbonate and
agricultural limestone and is used for animal feed. (Do NOT use hot lime, like the kind used to mix cement. Hot lime will surely kill your worms.)
WE ONLY SELL AND SHIP TO THE LOWER 48 STATES USA. NO SALES TO ALASKA, HAWAII, APO, FPO, US PROTECTORATES AND NO INTERNATIONAL SALES.
Our Worm Food - Includes Shipping!
5 lbs. $16.95 10 lbs. $22.95
Limestone (Calcium Carbonate) - Includes Shipping!
3 lbs. $9.50
5 lbs. $14.50
10 lbs. $19.50
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