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sri
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June 15, 2011 - 1:14 pm
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Hi

I need the worms to make vermicompost at home. Does anybody know where to get them in Bangalore?

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Sri.

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camaroon123
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June 18, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Have same requirement, but in Chennai. 

You may try the listings in the link below and filter the ones in Bangalore.

http://www.compost-india.com/index.html

My experience so far, most of the commenrical composters do not supply earthworms in small quantities(not worth the effort) even if I am willing to pay for it including shipping.

 

I will be happy if some of the home vermicomposters can give a few worms.

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June 20, 2011 - 2:26 pm
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Hi,

 

In Bangalore, you can get earthworms from either the GKVK campus in Hebbal or the Horticulture department on Bannerghatta road. Costs Rs 300/- per kg.

 

Cheaper alternative is to use vermicompost as it will contain some earthworm eggs.

 

Thanks

kvs

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June 21, 2011 - 2:35 pm
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camaroon: did you try the following?

 

Director, Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Taramani 
Chennai 600 113, Tamilnadu, India. 
Phone: 044-22430937 
Fax 044-22434268 
E.Mail http://www.amm-mcrc.org

 

I was browsing and found this. Let me know. Also cleanindia.org lists these as the worms used in India for vermicomposting

 

Three species of earthworms are generally used in India for vermicomposting: 
Eudrilus eugeniae ( African Night Crawler)
Eisenia foetida ( Tiger Worm) 
Perionyx excavatus (India Blues)

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June 25, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Thanks Jeev. I called them and both times was not able to reach the proper person. Based on the intitial response looks like that they would be able to help..

I also contacted http://www.erfindia.org/ and they gave a contact who was willing to help. This contact was already listed in on the comments section in GG's blog. He informed me the worms will not be available for two weeks.

Today I went to a biotech compary in Porur who gave some earthworms(on request) after I bought some vermicompost, Pahchagalvya and a neem based pesticide. Very excited to see how these would turn up.

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December 10, 2011 - 10:56 am
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Hi Camaroon123,

Could you please share the phone number of the company you bought worms from? i am looking to setup vermiculture at my home and need your help in this.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Balaji R

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December 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm
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Hi Camaroon123,

                        Please share the company info and cost details!

 

Thanks & Regards,

Pasumai Nesan

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December 14, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Sorry about the late reply's. My work has become tight and have been unable to Login and even look after my terrace garden.

If you are interested in starting vermicompost system, I can spare a few worms. I think my system has become stable. PM me if required. 

I have PM'd the details of the company.

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December 16, 2011 - 4:02 pm
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Hi Camaroon,

          Thanks for your information. As of now i want to have some worms in my area. Please keep posted about your vermicompost preparation. 

 

Btw, What about organising a meeting with chennai geek gardeners at least two months once. we can share more experinece!

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November 4, 2012 - 10:31 am

we are manufacturer of vermicompost in bangalore. we can supply your requirement please contact *******

Dear Prakaash,

 

Please contact admin@geekgardener.in for commercial promotions.

 

Thanks,

Srikanth

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