Worm Poop – Up Close and Personal

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when worm castings are created?


Well you should watch this video anyway. It’s pretty wild!

This video was created by elementary school teacher Ric Johnson, and the students at Rostrata Primary School (in Perth, Australia). Ric contacted me a little while ago to let me know about the video, which was simply posted on his site in regular video file format. I urged Ric to upload the video to YouTube and he happily obliged.

I recommend you check out Ric’s webpage as well: Johnno’s Science

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    • Sherry
    • October 17, 2008

    Jeesh! TMI maybe? LOL

    • DeDe
    • October 17, 2008

    See, this is why I have developed a rather OCD habit of checking this site several times a day. One just never knows what one will find, but one can rest assured it will be worth the trip. 🙂

    • Sherry
    • October 17, 2008

    Hahaha! It’s a lot like, I KNOW my hubby brushes his teeth, but I don’t want to see him do it! It’s nature, but some things are better off in private.
    Poor thing, how did he feel, having a camera stuck in his face when he’s relieving himself.

    • Jill
    • October 20, 2008

    WHOA! That was so gross- you might want to re-post that for Halloween!

    • Patricia
    • October 22, 2008

    Yep, kind of gross!!! But I am going to send that one to my kids and they will really think I have lost my mind.

    • Bentley
    • October 22, 2008

    C’mon everyone! We’re vermicomposters here. This stuff isn’t supposed to gross us out.
    Funny how kids find this stuff (and worms in general) fascinating, yet we’ve been programmed over time to think of ‘poop’ (and the process involved in producing it) as “gross” etc. Don’t get me wrong – I too have a knee-jerk ‘ewww’ reaction to this stuff myself. It’s only when I analyze in my head afterward that I realize how silly it all is.

    Anyway, there’s my little benevolent rant for the day!

    • Sherry
    • October 23, 2008

    I don’t wear gloves when I’m rooting around in the bins, but it’s a tad gross just because it’s such a close-up. I’m no prude….I’ve got 3 cats and 2 regularly think pooping in the litterbox at the same time I’m cleaning it is a necessary action.

    Thanks again for sharing Bentley! I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t get my regular fix by seeing what you’re up to these days. LOVE your site.

    • Bentley
    • October 23, 2008

    You’ve got me there, Sherry. I DO wear gloves. haha

    Not because it’s disgusting, but because it gets pretty annoying constantly having to dig out vermicompost etc from under my nails. I also have a 1 year old and thus like to keep my hands at least reasonably clean.

    Thanks for the kudos!

    • Terri
    • May 15, 2010

    Haha! I found this when I was searching to figure out if what I THOUGHT were worm turds in my bin really ARE… Yep!! They really remind me of mouse turds, just wet.

    My husband (a fisherman) looked over my shoulder and said, sometimes they do that when you put a hook through them. ^_^;;;;

  1. Thats something you don’t see every day. It is cool to watch. A tadd gross but still cool.

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