Herron Farms Dawsonville 706-531-4789

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Taking a Break till spring 2015

Posted by Herron Farms on January 24, 2015 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (1)

We are taking a much needed break till spring of 2015, when the weather warms up.

Still able to respond to emails, and a few calls. But email is the easyest.


HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted by Herron Farms on January 3, 2015 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Georgia Trout stocking schedule 2014

Posted by Herron Farms on May 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.georgiawildlife.com/Trout%20Stocking

Georgia Trout stocking schedule 2014

I have decided today, I am going to set an example........all my employee's on staff, from now on will be paid 15.00 per hour. Thats only for new hire's.

Posted by Herron Farms on April 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I have decided today, I am going to set an example........all my employee's on staff, from now on will be paid 15.00 per hour. Thats only for new hire's.

New Zealand Red Rabbits

Posted by Herron Farms on September 24, 2013 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We are sold out again of the new zealand red's, they go prety fast. We do still have a few new zealand whites left.

African Night Crawlers, cultured earthworms in georgia

Posted by Herron Farms on August 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are the only African wholesaler in Georgia.

If you want a great worm for composting, vermicomposting or just fishing. we have your worms.

Eisenia Hortensis

Posted by Herron Farms on July 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Ga. Wigglers

Posted by Herron Farms on May 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Mis-named Red Wriggler !!

The common name “Red Wriggler” has been associated with another red-coloured worm that isn't from the “Red” (rubellus) family, but is from the “Tiger” family. The Latin name for the Tiger Worm is Eisenia fetida. The worm mis-named “Red Wrigglers” are actually “Red Tigers”, which are a sub-species of the Tiger Worm. Red Tigers are Eisenia fetida andrii. Another common name is Red Brandling Worm. These worms do not “wriggle” as much as the real “Red Wriggler” when exposed to sunlight, and almost appear sluggish in comparison to the True Reds. Also, all Tiger Worms release a ‘fetid' taste and smell as a defense mechanism, and therefore are NOT suitable for fishing! So selling “Red Tigers” as “Red Wrigglers” makes a HUGE difference to fishermen looking for a true “Red Wriggler”, and is somewhat misleading.

Tiger Worms (regular and red) are ideal for composting rich organic waste from the kitchen as they live off a rich source of food,and process large amounts.

How to tell a Red Tiger Worm (Eisenia fetida andrii)

COMMON NAMES: Red Tiger Worm, Red Brandling Worm, Red Tiger Hybrid

COLOUR: Reddish-purple with dark and light stripes or banding between segments

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Banding between segments and have a slightly pointed tail.

ADULT LENGTH: 3 inches

CLITELLUM: Found between segments 26 - 32 - raised all around the worm like a bandage.

FIRST DORSAL PORE: Found between segment 4 & 5.

HABITAT: Epigeic (Surface Dwellers) - Prefer top few inches of soil.

FOOD PREFERENCES: VERY Rich compost, decaying food & animal manures.

TEMPERATURES: 18 to 32o C

COCOON HATCHING: 25 - 70 days, depending on conditions.

Raising Earthworms

Posted by Herron Farms on May 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Raising earthworms, is as easy or hard as you want to make it.

 

you can use just about anything like a tub, Rubbermaid, or even a store bought type like the worm factory.

you can feed them scraps, coffee grounds paper, cardboard and more.

 

and there is many different types of earthworms, about 5000 or more to be precise. I have Redworms for composting, Europeans for fishing or composting, Africans for fishing or composting, and Canadians just for fishing.

 

as you raise worms, and learn more, you cant help but get more "earth friendly" as in you use no or little fertilizers, insect asides, and have less bugs.

I use chickens for my bug control, and bees for extra pollination, I sell the eggs, and Honey. I have show/breeding rabbits that produce lots of food for my Redworms and I sell the rabbits so fast I cant keep them in stock, new Zealand reds and whites.

 

Then when all is said and done, I have the worms, and their castings, I sell the worms, castings, and worm tea. and use allot on my own yard and garden........

so it is a win win circle.

Next thing you know, you have become a save the earth tree huger,LOL

Canadian Nightcrawlers comming soon

Posted by Herron Farms on April 22, 2012 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Canadian NightCrawlers will be here soon, 

Fish Bait

Posted by Herron Farms on August 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Fish Bait, Fish Food, Bird Food, Reptile Food,

shipping worms

Posted by Herron Farms on May 2, 2011 at 5:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning,

Last week I had to order some worms myself, I am trying to get a few bins started of European Nightcrawlers, I have found this worm to be The best Fishing worm of the 3 basic worms raised and sold in the USA, There are others yes but 3 BASIC.

The funny part is, I got a taste of my own medicine sort of speak. Trying to find a REAL worm farmer has become a challenge, and a REAL European worm farmer is even harder, then you have price, shipping, well, you know what I am talking about. Price's vary a lot, I mean a lot.............The guy/gal that raises worms in a worm bin in his loft, even though he has"lot and lots" of worms is not what I need, and they are all over eBay and amazon. To raise a 1000 is one thing, but to raise and sell 10-20,000 a week is another. That takes space. I am finding about 80 percent of the Worm Farms on the net are nothing more than people drop shipping and trying to make a dollar. problem is, no one knows what the other person is doing or sending. and to be honest most don't really care.......

I DO, I mean that, I want your experience with me to be positive, period. Yes, I have a few that try to get over on me, but the rest by far make up for it..................................

When you buy a pound of any type worm from me, I start with a 5x5 Tupperware square bowl about 4 inch's high, I use that to weigh the worms on the scales, it weighs .07 oz but the scales are zeroed out on this weight so that it is zero. Then I painfully add worms till it is about full and weighs 1.10 to 1.25 or one pound and 10-25 oz the cup is basically full, not over the top full but to the top full. No matter what type of worms I put in to weigh, the amount in the cup/bowl is always about the same.

I put 1/2 pound to one pound of pure peat just moist, in a bag and then add the worms, If I let them sit in the cup for 5-10 Min's, the full cup becomes a 1/2 cup as they get tighter together by them selves, so the point to all this!!!!!!

When you get a pound of worms, you should get a baseball size wad of worms, when they have had a chance to stretch out and rehydrate in your bin, it will look like much more, and like any thing try to get them back into that same Tupperware container that I used. And in about 2-3 months you should be able to fill the same contained and still have your original pound, I wont lie, you wont be able to start your own worm business with this amount. But if you are patient and do everything right, they will multiply and next year in the spring you will have a few pounds to part with and regain your cost.

Even though worms are a simple creacher, you must check on them constantly, to dry, to wet, to many, not enough, light, to much light food and the list is endless. I have about 20 bins and more in 50 gal barrels and then more under my rabbits, still I find myself having to buy some occasionally in order to not dig in to my back up breeders.

having to find a new source for Europeans was very disheartening to say the least, so I feel for you. You are always welcome to come watch me pull your worms for you, Think you will be surprised, at the amount that goes into that bag you get. 

Sept 2010 price list

Posted by Herron Farms on September 14, 2010 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Herron Farms

Sept. 2010 Price List

½ pound red worms 14.00 plus 8.50 next day priority shipping

1 pound red worms 28.00 plus 8.50 next day priority shipping

The Worm Factory 3 tray_89.95___4 tray_99.95___5tray_109.95_

The Worm Factory 360__109.95_______

Coir_3 inch Comp. Hockey pucks 10 pk=10.00 plus s/h______

Coir Basic 1 ½ lb compressed Brick_5.00 plus s/h

Coir 10 lb compressed block 20.00 prefer pick up

Coir 100 lb 10-10lb compressed blocks 180.00 prefer pick up

Call ahead for shipping prices on 10 and 100 lb

1 Pound Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 2.50 plus 6.50 next day priority shipping.

20x24 Screens made with 2x3 frames, fully assembled no shipping.

½ mesh 30.00

¼ mesh 30.00

1/8 mesh 30.00

Vermicompost

1.50 Pound, prefer pick up

Tea bags for making 1 gal of worm tea are 1.50 each, or 10 for 10.00, these are full and ready to use.

Shipping is extra, at 6.50 up to 4 pounds.

Cups of 25 worms per cup=2.00 per cup, 5 cup min

10 cups or more=1.75 per cup

Del. Can be arranged with a 50.00 min order, the charge for this will vary with mileage from Dawsonville Ga. A basic in County charge is 10.00 and out of County is 20.00 plus 1.00 per mile after 20 miles. Merchandise and delivery must be prepaid.

Delivery is just a convenience fee and is not meant to make money,