Other Secrets, How-To's, and Troubleshooting: Worm Farm Manual
Can you convince worms to grow bigger? Can you trick them to be as big as they can be? Answer: You bet. So what's the secret?
Grow Bigger Worms
You're feeding your worms all they can eat. You're checking the moisture, temperatures, air flow, and ph of your worm beds excessively. You are HOVERING. Yet, your worms only seem to grow to a certain size and that's it.
Well, take heart. Here's a simple, easy-to-do tip for making your worms grow bigger, all other things being equal. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a small number of the biggest worms you can find. Larger worms are usually a night crawler of some kind: native night crawler, European or African. Or, you may have a breeder bed or other bed that you have a good number of larger worms.
Take the big boys and put them in with your puny boys (and girls). Something will happen that is almost magical. In about 2-3 weeks, the smaller worms will grow as big as the biggest worms in the bed. This naturally occurring mechanism is called "homomorphous development".
In Nature, many life forms can grow as large as the largest in order to compete for food and space. Worms have this ability and has given rise to the myth of "hybrid worms". The California Striper, Red Gold Hybrids, Red Hybrids, Egyptian Reds, Super Worm, and other so called "hybrid worms" you see advertised are just some basic earthworm like the manure worm or red worm that has been "super-sized" by throwing them in with some monsters.
Try this easy trick and see if you can't create your own monsters.
Resources For Growing Bigger Earthworms
VermaPlex® to your new bedding and every time you feed. The added microbes will make your worms happy. And a happy worm is a big worm.
Find other worm growing tips and how-to's in my Worm Farm Manual: A Step-by-Step Gude to Raising Earthworms for Fun and Profit.