History Of The Worm Dance

You know worms are cool when humans imitate them at every party and celebration. Doing the worm is great for showing off at dance parties and it’s guaranteed to either make you look like a pro, or an idiot (in a good way). If you’ve never seen the worm before, you’ll definitely know it when you see it. A well executed worm literally makes you look like a worm moving across the floor. It’s fun to watch and brings a lot of laughter to the party. When performed properly, the worm advances you in a forward direction across the floor. The sure sign of someone not doing the worm the legitimate way is seeing them go backward instead of forward. Arms should be fully extended in front of you and thrust downward for greater height. History Of The Worm Move The worm is often associated with breakdancing. It became hugely popular during the 1970’s and remained popular throughout the 80’s, making appearances on stages at punk rock shows. These days, the worm is more of a spoof than anything which tends to draw a lot of laughter and high-fives. It’s extremely entertaining to watch, especially someone with good style. Smoothness and height are both key factors in doing the worm well. Some examples of how to do the worm and how NOT to do the worm can be seen below: Best Worm Win Worst Worm Fail Learning to do the worm takes a little courage and a lot of practice. We …

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Pros & Cons of Aquaponic Systems

Aquaponics is similar to vermicomposting in that they are both systems used to fertilize and grow plants, only aquaponics uses fish and vermicomposting uses worms! Aquaponics is a relatively new method that cultivates fish and plants by allowing them to work together, not against each other. It’s a brilliant approach to food production, one that deserves a little attention. We’d like to dive into aquaponics and explain to you vermicomposters the ins and outs of this interesting approach. We’d also like to talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of using aquaponics for gardening. Aquaponics As was mentioned earlier, aquaponics uses fish in its system to create nutrient-rich waste water that is pumped from a fish tank or IBC to a planter containing plants! Basically, you feed the fish, the fish feed the plants and the plants clean up the water for the fish! It’s one continuous cycle of greatness! Equipment You’ll Need There are some special types of equipment you’ll need if you’re interested in getting into aquaponics. You’ll need a planting bed that will hold 8-10″ of water with enough room for plants to be planted on the surface. As the roots grow, they’ll dangle freely in the water, having access to all the water they could possibly want. Of course, some plants do better without soil than others. You’ll also need a tank for fish! Most people use goldfish or talapia. This tank is where you will feed the fish. When the fish excrete waste, it …

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Why Worms Like Brown Cardboard

If you know one thing about red worms, it’s that they’re crazy about brown cardboard. After all, why not? It’s the perfect bedding, the perfect jungle-gym, and the most readily available foodstock. Have you ever wondered why they eat it? We’d like to jot down some of our thoughts on this topic and present some different theories that are floating around out there. We’d love to hear your feedback and hear your thoughts so be sure to leave a comment below! Why Do Worms Like Brown Cardboard? Before we dive into some different theories, let’s first discuss what cardboard is comprised of. First, there are two types – paperboard and cardboard. Paperboard is cereal boxes, 12-pack soda boxes, empty toilet paper rolls and the such. The other kind is corrugated cardboard. Corrugated cardboard uses glue to seal the corrugations. Paperboard does not have any glues holding it together, and the two are made differently. This is an important thing to remember as we talk about the theories below. Theory 1: They like the cardboard glue. Corrugated cardboard is held together by glue – which is why it unravels and falls apart when wet – and also explains why certain places feel slippery when wet. This glue is said to be made from cornstarch, and therefore, contains nutrients in it. However, this is only a theory and there has been no substantial evidence on that front. Worms eat shredded paper and paperboard too, so the glue can’t be the only reason worms …

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