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5000 VermiPods - Encapsulated Worm Cocoons

VermiPods: 5000 Encapsulated Worm Cocoons

Modern farming practices, including the use of anhydrous ammonia, have systematically decimated earthworm field populations in the US. These patented, encapsulated worm cocoons are a revolutionary and effective method for re-introducing earthworms back into the soil environment. Worms help create productive, living soils that are less susceptible to wind and water erosion, as well as surface run off. Ready-to-hatch cocoons from six varieties of worms are encapsulated in a proprietary protective coating so that they are easily handled, stored and transported. By shipping worms in a state of dispause, it virtually solves the historical problem of high mortality rates associated with introducing live earthworms into new soil environs.

The ÒplantingÓ of VermiPodsª as a means of soil inoculation is one of the simplest and more affordable approaches to naturally enriching the soil in your garden. These beneficial organisms will break down and bioconvert organic materials into nutrient-rich castings that rejuvenate the soil Ð lessening your reliance on chemical fertilizers.

If you are unable to ÒplantÓ your VermiPodsª upon receipt of order, they should be refrigerated until ready to plant. Baby worms begin hatching out in only a few weeks. A real cost savings at only 20 cents each. Instructions included.

Price:
$1,000.00
Availability:
In Stock



FEATURES

  • VermiPodså» are easily incorporated into the soil by ÌÕplantingÌÒ along with ordinary seed
  • Each pod is approx. the size of a soybean and encases a single earthworm cocoon that contains from 1 to multiple worm eggs which will hatch within 3-6 weeks after planting (worms can remain is a state of diapause for over a year until weather conditions are favorable)
  • The cocoons are protected with a proprietary coating technology that protects the embryos 100%
  • Proven track record with encapsulation, storage, transport and shelf life viability
  • Can be refrigerated up to three months before use
  • Cost effective and efficient method of replenishing beneficial organisms and life-sustaining nutrients into the soil

BENEFITS
  • Soils with healthy earthworm populations enjoy higher yields, require less chemical fertilizer, and are better able to absorb and retain moisture
  • Earthworms born from a cocoon into a new soil environment will adapt and thrive better than live worms (the transfer process of adult worms come with a high mortality rate)
  • Earthworms ingest organic materials, aerate the soil and create burrows which improve water infiltration
  • Worm castings are water soluble, highly nutritious, boost nitrogen levels and contain essential micronutrients easily absorbed by plants
  • Impressive OMRI listing (Organic Materials Review Institute)
  • Complements minimal or no till agricultural practices
  • Can be placed in ground any time of year that the soil is not frozen

Features & Benefits

Size Dimensions

6-10 mm in diameter

Capacity

Gardens, Raised Beds: 1 VermiPod / square foot (minimum)

Fields / Orchards: 1000 VermiPods / acre

Weight

5 lbs (approx. 1 lb per 1000)

Composition

Cocoons from 6 different worm species

Durable, water soluble, organic coating

Quantity

Approx. 5000+ VermiPodså» (mixed species)

Color

NATURAL CLAY COLOR

Assembly

Requires same amount of time and labor as seed planting

Usage

Re-introduction of beneficial worms into a garden setting

Boosts garden fertility and improves soil quality and tilth

Rejuvenation of depleted soils

Micro-farms, organic orchards, community gardens

Key Features

Mixed species for various soil types

High rate of survival compared to live worms

Easy to apply ̐ as simple as planting seeds

Origin

Made in Illinois

Warranty

Hatching is guaranteed

Specifications

Here is the list of worm varieties whose cocoons are currently being encapsulated as VermPodså». You will receive a random mixture of all six species below.

Aporrectodea caliginosa (Common Pasture Earthworm) Often found in agricultural soils.
Dendrobaena veneta (European Night Crawler) Also known as Eisenia hortensis. This species performs best in excessively wet environments.
Eisenia andrei (Red Tiger Worm) Often mistaken for the Eisenia fetida. Its growth and reproduction rates make it best suited for vermicomposting.
Eisenia fetida (Manure Worm, Red Wiggler, or Tiger Worm) Used where animal waste is dominate.
Lumbricus terrestris (Dew-worm, Night crawler and Angleworm) By its burrowing actions, this earthworm is of great value in keeping the soil structure open, creating a multitude of channels which allow the processes of both aeration and drainage to occur.
Lumbricus rubellus (Red Marsh Worm) Commonly found in places rich in organic matter and moisture such as gardens, agricultural soils and pastures.

More Info

# of Parcels

1 box

Method of Transit

Ground Service

Product Location

Illinois

Time before shipping

2-3 days

Time in Transit

Approx. 1 week

Dimensional Weight

n/a

S&H Fees

$20

Accessories

none

S&H Details

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