Name That Worm Inn – Winners

Hi Everyone,
After being away from home for nearly 3 weeks (as indicated by the scarcity of blog posts during that time), our family seems to have come down with various ailments (namely colds & stomach bugs). Ugggghhhh!

Needless to say, I’m not feeling so hot at the moment BUT this contest has been dragged out for long enough, so it’s time to announce the winners!

Let me start by saying that there were a LOT of really great, creative names! We were very impressed! Rest assured that even if you don’t see your name mentioned in this post, there were many names that appealed to me and Jerry (and the wide range of “votes” people submitted should also be an indication of this).

Some of you may end up a wee bit surprised by the winners, however. While humor/creativity was certainly appreciated (and will be recognized here), the task at hand was to come up with a name that would be appropriate for a larger Worm Inn. In my mind there were two major things to consider – Worm Inn brand consistency and some recognition of the larger size. Many of the names submitted would be awesome names for worm composting systems in general, but didn’t quit hit the mark with branding and/or the larger size.

1st Prize – Worm Inn (and stand kit) + 2 lb of Red Worms – “Worm Inn MEGA”

(Leigh B)

2nd Prize – Worm Inn (and stand kit) + 1 lb of Red Worms – “The Gargantu-INN”
(Scott Deitrich)

3rd Prize – Worm Inn (and stand kit) – “Worm Inn Plus”
(Joseph Fontenot)

Honorary Mentions (in no particular order)

Worm Inn Deluxe
Vermillion lodge
“The Big TWINN!” (“The Big Type Worm Inn”!)
Super Deluxe Worm Inn
The BIG Inn
Worm Inn XL
Vermonster Resort
Mega Bag-Inn
Mega Terra Inn
The Mammoth Worm Inn
BAITS MOTEL (hilarious!)
The Super Ate Motel
Vermingham Palace
The Wormada Inn
The Compost Colossus
Big Ol’ Worm Lounge (B.O.W.L.)
Baron Von Worm’s Munch House (hilarious!)
The Large Harvest
Castin Cradle
The WormMahal
Verm-O-Worm-O-Rama (loved this one! haha)
The Bentley Inn (there’s just SOMETHING about this name – haha!)
Piggly Wriggly
Doo Drop Inn (hilarious!)
Better Worms and Gardens (loved this one for creativity)
Super “Bait” Motel
The Global Worm Inn (nice play on words)

Again, there were certainly plenty of other good ones submitted – so please don’t feel bummed out if your name didn’t appear here!

Ok, nuff said! If you are a prize winner please drop me an email so we can work out the details.
Thanks to everyone who participated!

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    • Bryan
    • March 26, 2011

    Congrats to the winners!
    I hope you will all send in some pics and or video of your Worm Inns to Bentley once you get them up and composting.

  1. Congratulations Leigh B, Scott D, and Joseph F. You will love the Worm Inn.

    • cathy
    • March 26, 2011

    wow….I thought it would be some other names…….but thats how it goes…

    • Sharon
    • March 27, 2011

    Great contest. Glad to find out the results! Congratulations guys, enjoy. By the way, when will the Worm Inn MEGA be available for the rest of us?

  2. WOW! I WON! Are you kidding? First I’d like to thank the academy:) Seriously, Thank You Bentley! What a fun contest!

    • michael allen
    • March 28, 2011

    The Trip for Life Episode 15: Growing Power Part 1, Soil

    Watch this on youtube about vermicomposting.

    • Leigh
    • March 28, 2011

    Wow! This is so cool! I NEVER win stuff, lol. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to set everything up and give this puppy a try . . .

  3. Hey, we all won! That was a fun contest.What more can you ask for?Congrats to the winners! And we don’t have to say “Big arse worm bin” any more! LOL!

  4. By the way,Bentley! Hope you feel better.Your a trooper!We still have the pine trees in full bloom.That pollen makes your sinuses hurt for a month.And you gotta hope you don’t catch something else during that time!

    Mega get well soon deluxe!! 🙂

    • Joseph Fontenot
    • March 28, 2011

    I can’t believe I actually won something – 3rd place. I am so proud. With my prize of a Worm Inn, I will now have “Twin Inns”. I will choose the same color as my current Inn.

    Thanks for the fun.

    • Steve K
    • March 28, 2011

    Congrats to the winners. Like the others have asked, when will we see the Mega in action? I bet it does a better job at water retention that the Worm Inn Pro (Classic?) and wonder if this was part of the rationale for the bigger design. I currently have my Inn set up on top of my BOM, so if it gets soggy, it can just drain into the BOM vents. This has not happened yet.

    Bentley, I hope you feel better soon, and if you guys decide to have another kid, I hope this experience will make you think twice about having another naming contest. I shudder to think of the puns we would come up with. 🙂

  5. Hi Everyone,

    Glad you all had fun. We achieved out goal! For the record, I never win anything either, so I thought I’d do the next best thing and watch others win something 🙂

    Sharon…The Worm Inn MEGA itself is complete. Because of it’s weight, I’ve needed to source special parts for the stand kit to eliminate sway. I’m working on stabilizing the stand now, and hope to have it ready to go within the week.

    Steve K…Don’t worry if the top layers of bedding dry out. Dry paper on top is not where the worms reside, and flying bugs have absolutely no attraction to dry paper. As you water down the Inn (I do it about every 5-10 days), that paper will get damp and gravity will begin to drop into the “Sweet Spot”, the area where the rotting vegetation and most of the worms reside.

    If you keep plenty of rotting scraps in the Inn COVERED by plenty of bedding, the areas where the worms reside will retain a nice moisture level from the water the scraps release. That moisture level is what keeps the worms so active and lively in the INN.

    If you don’t produce many scraps, what you have essentially is a bag filled with newspaper. It’s not a plastic bag, so it’s not going to keep the newspaper muddy like a plastic bin will. One thing you can try (Something I learned on my visit to Hawaii last year visiting Mindy at Waikiki Worms), is that you can retain additional moisture by keeping a piece of damp burlap on top of your bedding, under the mesh lid. Mindy raises Perionix, and likes to keep her worms very damp, and she LOVES The Worm Inn.

    Thanks for all the great entries! Bentley and I had a blast reviewing them all.

    • Steve K
    • March 29, 2011

    Thank you for the advice, Jerry. I will have to try out the burlap trick. However, aftre posting my comments, I dug into the the Inn last night and found that you are right, and the the center of the Inn is a ball of very active and happy looking worms. So different from my plastic bin, where I have wandering worms all over the place.

    By the way, my worming interests started almost a year ago, when I looked around for info on worm composting and found your ( site, which was suggested as a great source for worms. After watching Bentley’s Worm Inn videos posted there, I started reading Bentley’s extensive content and started a bin of my own. Now I am running three vermicomposting systems (BOM-6000, Worm Inn, and an outdoor system), and I owe it all to the great collabortaive partnership between you and Bentley. Please keep it going!

    • Leigh
    • April 2, 2011

    My Worm Inn was in my mailbox when I got home from work today! I will be getting the PVC pieces and setting it up tomorrow and prepping it for the arrival of the worms. It’s a really nice size! I would love to see the Worm Inn and the Worm Inn MEGA set up beside each other for size comparison . . .
    Thank you once again! I can’t wait to be up and running with this system!

    • Leigh
    • April 8, 2011

    I received my worms from Bentley in today’s mail – they arrived in excellent condition! They are now happy Inn-habitants of their new Worm Inn :).

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