More Microworms, Less Smell...
or how to keep your significant other happy.

by Norm Ruebsamen

Lately I have been raising microworms with a new twist. I start with a small tupperware container that has a large surface area. I place a thin layer, 1/4 inch, of medium in this container: 50% farina baby cereal and 50% cornmeal. When I notice the worm production falling off and before it begins to smell, I add another thin layer on top of the first. In 48 hours, I have a very active and "sweet smelling" culture. I continue to do this until the container is nearly full. I get many weeks of worms with no loss of production and no smell.