Worm your way into an insect farm

ST correspondent Clara Lock picking up worms by hand to build a worm-composting kit. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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SINGAPORE - Having been squeamish about insects all my life, my skin crawls when I glimpse my first tray of superworms.

Hundreds of yellow and black-tipped larvae, fatter than mealworms, squirm vigorously in a single, dense layer. I yelp and back away.

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