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Raising earthworms can be a profitable hobby with rewards beyond financial gain. Worms are popular among fishermen for bait, but you can also grow your own high-protein feed for your pet reptiles and birds, as well as your chickens and pigs if you live on a farm. Earthworms can be added to your compost pile to create an even richer product to fertilize your garden and flowers.
There are 4,400 species of worms, all with unique characteristics that make them perfectly adapted to their role in nature. Choosing which worm species to raise depends upon the ultimate goal you desire for your worm farm.
Raising earthworms is an easy and inexpensive hobby or home business to begin. You may be able to find enough red worms or red wigglers in that pile of rotting leaves in the back yard to start a worm farm, but might be quicker and easier to buy them from a bait shop or other supplier. European and African nightcrawlers are commercially available. There are many resources for buying earthworm livestock online or you may find a local or regional wholesaler.
Read more: The Caring And Raising Nightcrawlers