Special Issue Article
JUVENILE HOME: A NOVEL TECHNIQUE IN VERMICOMPOSTING
In vermicomposting process, where the migration of worms is allowed from chamber to chamber or layer to layer, the adult worms move towards the new compost pile where the food is available. Large number of juvenile worms with eggs is left behind. The vermi cast left is toxic for the worms; hence the young worm dies out. Further, segregation of the eggs and the compost are done by sieving, but very thin silk thread like baby worms and eggs are also passes through the sieve. Sieving often causes injury to young worms and eggs. Therefore, to rescue the juvenile worms before they are finally send off for sieving and packing, a novel technique “Juvenile home” for the young worms has been introduced here.