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Reusing soil with earthworms in pots?

I have several potted plants, and just today I noticed I have an infestation of small earthworms. I’ll be washing and repotting all these plants with fresh soil, but I don’t know what to do with the ...
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Can Anyone Identify These Freaky British Annelids?

The first of these fast-moving worms is almost like a caterpiller in that it appears to have feet (if you look closely at the photo); however the second most definitely does not and is therefore more ...
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Why are there no earthworms in my garden?

For some reason I cannot find any worms in my gardens soil. I recently obtained a compost bin so the soil should be improving. I have tried adding compost to the soil and adding coffee grains to ...
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How can I keep my earthworms cool?

I understand that earthworms like to live in a cool environment. But I live in a country with a hot climate. How do I keep my wormies cool? Can specific diets help?
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Laying new topsoil, what if anything to mix in for worms or to kickstart healthy ecosystem?

For reasons that would take too long to go into (tl;dr version - a combination of mass gradual soil movement needing soil engineering, bad development, old paving/topslabs, + ground levelling to ...
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What leaves should I feed worms?

I know that in real life worms will eat both fresh and dry leaves at night or when it rains. I am not putting earthworms in the soil yet but I will soon. I am trying earthworms and mix of old and ...
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Mass Earthworm Suicides on the Back Veranda

I live in Adelaide, Australia and during this winter season during rainy weather I have been finding large numbers of earthworms dead and stuck on the concrete of our back veranda (porch.) This isn't ...
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Where would you buy earthworms?

Looking to add some earthworms to my garden. What types of stores would carry them? I'm guessing Home Depot and Lowes, but I'm not certain. (I'm in the US)