Arahia, Caitlyn, Rachana and Janice went to see the Worm Farm at Melville Intermediate School. The worms that we have like to eat paper and fruit skins but not orange skins because they have cirtrus in the skin. The worms live in big bath tubs in the Biology Gardens. The worms have to be moved from tub to tub depending on their size. The worms have to fed everyday.
In the worm farms there are earth worms and tiger worms, We had to move the worms and this allowed us to get better pictures and see the worms. We found some information on the worms by looking on the internet. Tiger worms can live to between 4 and a 1/2 and five years. At our school are fed apples, carrots, bread, paper, banana's, vegetables, tea bags and coffee grounds. We learnt that tiger worms cannot compost egg shells.
At our school each classroom has a worm bucket and after lunch the monitors come around to each class to collect the worm food then take it away and feed the worms.