worms turning yellow-help!

by Cheryl
(Forest Hill MD)

I have been managing a worm farm 360 for 7 years and the worms always look healthy and pink. I recently added a new tray which i have done dozens of times and suddenly my worms are all turning yellow and looking sickly!!

Help me, I love these little guys and need to find out how to fix this problem! Sorry I have no way to send photos.

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Jun 26, 2016
Worms Turning Yellow
by: Pauly

Hi Cheryl,

Sorry to hear about your worms. I need some more information from you.

What do you feed your worms? What have you changed? What type of worms do you have? Can you give me just a bit more to go off of.

I would like to help :)

May 05, 2017
Worm turning yellow
by: Bill

My worms are also turning yellow. I feed mine mainly peels from papaya, pineapple and banana.
Thanks for your help.

May 09, 2017
Worm Turning Yellow
by: Pauly

I would definitely add some sources of shredded carbon to balance the acids from too much nitrogen.

Adding minerals would also help with nutrition and cut down on the acidity levels.

Just like nature, try to keep a good balance of carbon and nitrogen. 20:1 to 40:1

Thanks for the question,

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