The most common type of composting worm! As they feed, Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetida) swallow great quantities of organic material, digest it, extract its food value and expel the residue as worm castings which are very rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and many micronutrients. Under ideal conditions, E. foetida can eat their body weight each day. They also reproduce rapidly, and are very tolerant of variations in growing conditions.
Item quantities are a close approximate 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.
Price includes USPS 2-3 Day Priority Mail Shipping. Orders will ship the following Monday to ensure that the worms are delivered on a weekday.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Your shipment will arrive in a cloth bag ready for use. To release, lightly water the target area and scatter about. Use 1,000 worms — roughly 1 pound — for areas up to 250 square feet, 100 or more per square foot in compost piles. 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.