My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

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My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

Post by Meg'sAussieCrabitat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 am

My nanna has a worm farm, and I don't know whether the castings are safe. Any ideas? :crabbigsmile:

3rd year of crabbing with my 3 Aussies; Lily, Cocoa, Mr Pistachio in a 65-gallon crabitat.
3 beautiful Sussex chickens; Adelaide, Geoff and Marshmallow

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Re: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

Post by angelbear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:15 am

My hermits love worm castings. I dont see why it shouldnt be.
Hi, I have been crabbing about 5 to 6 years now, and these guys have put up alot with my growing pains.
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Re: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

Post by Links » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 am

I know one thing about worms. They can or seem to tolerate many pesticides. We have worms on/in our golf greens which are treated with many pesticides. I’m going to be super paranoid that I’ll get something in the crabitat when we start spraying again during the growing season.

I don’t know if the chemicals transfer into their castings or not but I’d be cautious. Are the fed clean? If so it should be fine.


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Re: My family member has a worm farm, would it be safe to feed my hermit crab's the castings?

Post by Meg'sAussieCrabitat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 pm

Links wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 am
I know one thing about worms. They can or seem to tolerate many pesticides. We have worms on/in our golf greens which are treated with many pesticides. I’m going to be super paranoid that I’ll get something in the crabitat when we start spraying again during the growing season.

I don’t know if the chemicals transfer into their castings or not but I’d be cautious. Are the fed clean? If so it should be fine.


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3 beautiful Sussex chickens; Adelaide, Geoff and Marshmallow

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