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Alabama Jumpers Feeding At Night

Alabama Jumpers do not only feed on the surface as this worm bin also has food on one side of the bin buried below the surface.

Alabama Jumpers Raised In Black Peat Moss

Well the latest bedding for the Alabama Jumpers I have tried is black peat moss. This material is a little more difficult to come by but most nurseries and higher end places will carry it.

Using A Worm Bin To Raise Productive Alabama Jumpers

Over and over it has been stated that one cannot raise Alabama Jumpers in captivity if you want them to be prolific. I am happy to be able to report I have finally proven this to be false as I currently have a good number of second generation Alabama Jumpers now growing in an interior worm bin on the farm.

Raising Alabama Jumpers

Going back to the beginning the bedding was something I was trying to get down for holding Alabama Jumpers in captivity. When using clay and or a clay mix, the clay would become compacted and was difficult to maintain steady moisture throughout without over soaking the bedding since most bins taper towards the bottom, hence assisting the packing of the clay. I tried a peat moss base however this ended up killing a good number of the mature worms off. It appeared to hold to much dampness and something the Alabama Jumpers simply did not enjoy to live in.

Raising Alabama Jumpers In A Worm Bin Part 2

I just back from feeding the worms and had to take a sneak peak on the Alabama Jumpers in the worm bin.

Raising Alabama Jumpers In A Worm Bin

After approximately two months, the Alabama Jumpers in my worm bin are healthy and appear happy. They are fattening up and growing. The only problem is that they are not prolific at this time which others have reported when raising in captivity.

Don’t Be Fooled – Know What Type of Composting or Fishing Worms You Are Buying

There are some websites online offering Alabama Jumpers under the name of Super Red Worms which are actually European nightcrawlers – Eisenia Hortensis. There is another site I recently came across offering a mix of so called red wigglers and Alabama Jumpers. Again, these two worms are incompatible.

Alabama Jumpers Compost & Fishing Worm Update

I checked on the hay pile containing Alabama Jumpers, excellent composting & fishing worms today. The weather here is South Carolina has turned colder for this part of the country along with a good amount of cold rain.