I've got eggs or ?? on the lid of my worm farm. What are they?

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    Hi, I've got what looks like eggs on the inside lid of my worm farm, about the size of the width of a grain of rice.
    I don't see anything crawling around yet,
    Do I need to worry? should I try to get rid of them?
    thanks,
    Steve in San Diego
     

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    Hard to tell from the photograph. They look the right color but a little small, although size will vary with the size of the worms. The normal vermiculture cocoons are larger and usually in the soil. The best way to tell is look at the shape under a magnifier and compare it with pictures you find by googling worm eggs or worm cocoon. The chances are if they are not worms they will be another creature able to process your compost and not harmful to your worms.
     
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    what type of worm? those look very small, but i'd not be surprised
    if they are after all worm eggs. also agree with @BajaJohn, likely
    not a problem. some worm cocoons will have tiny worms inside of them
    that you can see under magnification (some are too dark to see
    through).
     

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