Buy Red Wiggler Worms (Perfect for Worm Composting)
If you’re here to buy some Red Wiggler Worms, then you’re one savvy gardener! Red wigglers are perfect for worm composting and are also economically viable! By using them, you’re also contributing to helping the environment in many ways.
They actually happen to be the most common type of composting worm! As they feed, Red Wiggler worms (Eisenia foetida) swallow great quantities of organic material, digest it, extract its food value and expel the residue as worm castings that are considered to be the most nutritious material that lawns and gardens could grow in!
These worm castings are 7 times richer in phosphorus, 5 times richer in nitrogen, and 11 times richer in potassium, and many other micronutrients when compared to the average lawn soil.
But that’s not all! They are also resilient quick breeders and work best for worm composting. This makes them great and cost-effective because you’ll end up getting more red worms as they breed over time!
Under ideal conditions, red wigglers can eat their body weight each day. They also reproduce rapidly and are very tolerant of variations in growing conditions.
- Guaranteed live delivery, or free reshipment
- Insect and mite free
- Includes clear instructions on how to add to your lawn, garden, or composter
- Ideal worms for vermicomposting
- Great as fishing worms
- Live feed for fish, chickens, pet turtles, and lizards
- FAST BREEDERS: Red wigglers reproduce rapidly if you provide them with adequate food waste and can double their population every 90 days!
- COST EFFECTIVE: These vermicomposting kings can give you incredible quality compost to use in your home garden and costs a fraction of what organic fertilizers cost.
- RESILIENT: Red wigglers are more resilient than any other types of composting worms and can tolerate a wider range of temperatures. They can also be kept indoors or outdoors.
Our prices include all shipping costs! Orders will ship 2 to 3 days after your order has been received. If you have any specific shipping needs or requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Item quantities are a close approximation and will arrive in various stages of growth. During summer and winter months, worm shipments may be delayed due to extreme temperatures. We will ship when conditions permit.
Your shipment will arrive in a cloth bag ready for use. To release, lightly water the target area and scatter about. Do NOT release in direct sunlight, early morning or after sunset is best. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our shipments. However, to ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. We will NOT be responsible for “live shipments” left unattended at your doorstep. Please make arrangements to have them picked up by a neighbor or delivered to a work address if you will not be home during the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
I live on the West Coast, and you ship out of Pennsylvania. Will my red wiggler worms survive in transit?
That should work just fine! We ship nationwide with USPS 2-3 Day priority mail, so your worms will not be in transit for very long. We always guarantee a live delivery, so if there are any delays or issues while in transit, we have you covered with a free reshipment of worms.
I work during the day and will not be home to receive the package. Is that ok?
Live red worms left in a mailbox or unattended at your doorstep will not survive for too long. To solve this issue, we have two solutions: you can either add in delivery instructions or us to have them held at your local Post Office, or you can make arrangements with your neighbor or get it delivered to a work address if you will not be at home during the day.
Either way, just leave any delivery instructions while ordering and we’ll be happy to help!
How many red wigglers should I buy?
How many reg wigglers you buy depends entirely on the area you have for worm composting.
As a general rule of thumb, you should buy 1,000 worms (roughly 1 pound) per square foot of vermicomposting surface area you have. Another way to look at it is to purchase 1,000 for every 1/2 pound per day of food waste you produce.
It’s generally recommended to buy lower density (fewer worms) than you estimate you need and to allow them to grow into their worm bins. For more information, read our complete guide to vermicomposting.
How fast do red wigglers breed?
These red wiggler worms can double in population every three months, and the amount of ‘black gold’ they create will grow as well as they increase in numbers. Buying 1,000 red wigglers right now means you should have 16,000 composting worms a year from now, creating 8-16 pounds of composter per day!
How much moisture should I give to red wiggler composting worms?
The optimal level of moisture for a worm’s homes is between 60 and 70 percent. By squeezing a handful of bedding, you can find out how much moisture is in your worm’s home.
If water is dripping out of your worm home, it is too wet inside and you need to add some dry bedding material or newspapers.
If the bedding has a crumbly texture and does not stay put when pressed, it has become overly dry and requires the addition of some water.
What can I feed red wigglers?
You can feed your worms food scraps such as fruit waste and vegetable scraps, pulverized egg shells, tea bags, and even coffee grounds.
Avoid meat scraps, bones, fish, leftover dairy products, and oily foods since these will make your compost pile smell as well as attract flies and rodents.
It’s also recommended to avoid feeding them the outer layers of onions and some stems. You should also limit the amount of citrus fruits you feed them.
Feel free to add coffee filters, napkins, and shredded paper towels to your worm compost bin.
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