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Red Worms ( scientific name eisenia fetida). This is the common composting worm. This worm grows to about two to three inches long. This worm is a prolific breeder and will compost organic matter in huge amounts.
Red worms do amazing things for our planet. They are God's living compost machines. They devour our garbage and turn it into thick, dark, nutrient-rich compost that will cause yields in gardens to increase and indoor plants to thrive. The best part is that you don't have to spend all that money and have all the negative effects of store bought fertilizers. This is why we compost with red worms and believe every home should. Our mission is to create a viable worm industry, so that there is an alternative to the landfills of today. Compost your garbage and save the world. Not to mention you will get millions of free worms to sell, fish with, or to give to others.
Nutritional Analysis of Red Worms:
If you are looking for an inexpensive worm for composting and for vermiculture, this redworm is it! Easy to raise and breed.
This worm also has a huge demand!
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They are bedrun worms. We package our worms on the dry side so that they do not heat and rot in transit.
Our policy is guaranteed live delivery! Please call or e-mail us within 24 hours of delivery if there is a problem with your order. We cannot give replacements or refunds after the 24 hour period.
Red worm Prices
The prices below include FREE shipping up to 5000 worms. Our redworms are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days).
OUR RED WORMS ARE SHIPPED ON MONDAYS and sometimes on TUESDAYS. WE SHIP OUR WORMS IN A NEARLY DRY BEDDING DURING THE HOT MONTHS TO ENSURE THAT THEY MAKE IT TO YOU ALIVE. PLEASE ADD WATER TO THE WORMS ONCE YOU RECEIVE THEM. THEY MAY SEEM DEHYDRATED, BUT THEY WILL REBOUND WITH SOME WATER. THANK YOU. Orders must be placed by Friday at noon for shipping the following Monday. If you place an order after Friday at noon it will ship the following Monday. We do this to protect the worms from sitting for prolonged periods in trucks.
*When you receive your worms please remember the following:
We ship them in bedding that is on the dry side, so please add water to the bedding right away.
Place the worms into their new home. Use moist, but not wet, peat moss. Do not feed the worms for the first three days. That will allow them to eat the peat and to acclimate to the new bedding.
Place a night light over the beds or bins for three to four days to stop the worms from crawling out of the bin. Keep the lids off and the lights on. After three days the worms should settle in, and you should be able to turn the lights off. If you are keeping worms outside always have lights on when it rains. The worms like to travel when it rains.
If you are looking to compost with Red Worms, you will want to know how many worms it will take to eat your garbage. It generally takes 2000 worms to eat one pound of garbage per week. It is important to remember that the worms will multiply at a pretty good rate. 1000 worms under proper conditions can turn into 1 million capsules and worms in a year.
The pH of the worm bed should be approximately 6.0 to 7.0 but more toward the high side. For more on pH click here. You can get a good chemical or meter type soil test kit HERE. Red Worms are great worms! To keep the pH at around 7 you will need powdered limestone. The type you will need is Calcium Carbonate or agricultural lime stone. Do NOT use the hydrated lime or pellet lime; they will burn the worms and will kill them.
Red Worms cannot be placed directly into a garden to enrich soil unless the soil is rich in moist decaying material like leaves and peat moss. Red Worms require constant moisture and organic matter. They will die in a matter of minutes in a garden or lawn. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for Red Worms to go from capsule to breeder. Each capsule contains between 4 and 20 worms.
Red worms require constant moisture and food. The food that red worms eat consists of decaying vegetables, food scraps, paper, and other types of organic material. Red worms are not good for use in aerating gardens or lawns. Red worms are indigenous to manure piles and need a constant supply of food and moisture to survive. This doesn't mean that red worms are not good for the garden. They are great! It means that you will have to culture the worms in a pit or bed, and then move the castings to the garden, flower pot, or lawn.
Here are some of the best types of food for Red worms:
1. Rabbit manure
2. Manure ( all types, but poultry manure should be allowed to age about 6 months to a year before use.)
3. Food scraps
4. Shredded cardboard and newspaper (black and white print only)
5. Powdered Worm Food such as ours called "Worm Chow" (by Purina).
All of the above feed will work well as long as you watch for heat that can come from decaying matter, pH, and moisture. Mix your bedding a few days before you add the worms so that your bedding will be past the heating stage when you add your worms. Some bedding has a tendency to heat when bacteria begins to break it down. By leaving it for a few days after adding water the bedding should be ready for the worms. We have worm bedding and worm food also for sale.
Need information on setting up your red worms for Winter? Check out the right side of our site for articles about keeping worms warm.
Free Shipping VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL.
1 Pound of Red Worms (Approximately 800 to 1000 worms) $36.92 Delivered!
2 Pounds of Red Worms $57.58 Delivered!
3 Pounds of Red Worms $68.86 Delivered!
5 Pounds of Red Worms $117.25 Delivered!