Red Wiggler Composting Worm Starter Bags includes:
- 1000 red wiggler composting worms (Eisenia foetida / E. Andrei)
- 4 lbs. of active bedding materials
- 1 - coco coir brick
You will receive 1000 + composting worms in various stages of maturity. This will include hatchlings, adolescents, mature breeders, and cocoon laying adults. Our red worms are of the species (Eisenia foetida and/or Eisenia andrei).
One of the benefits of purchasing our Composting Worm Starter Bag is the volume of additional vermicompost we include. The worm compost included will help inoculate your new vermicomposting bin with the same organisms that the worms rely upon to process their food. This will ease the environmental transition of your worms and ensure their success. We also include 1 brick of coco fiber as a vermicomposting bedding material to help get your worms off to a great start.
If you are new to vermicomposting, we encourage you to take a few moments and read our Advice for Vermicomposting. Prior to ordering your composting worms we recommend preparing bedding materials in advance of their arrival. It is always best to prepare the habitat for your worms 5-7 days prior to introducing worms. This will allow the microbial life within the bedding materials to develop and aid in a stress-free transition into their new environment.
Providing a healthy habitat for your worms with the proper amounts of air, water, temperature control, and food will reward you, your plants and soils with many benefits for years to come.
We ship worms throughout the lower 48 of the US, shipped thru UPS, FedEx or the USPS. Orders of worms are shipped Monday thru Wednesday depending upon your shipping location. If you place your order for composting worms on a Wednesday, your worms will ship on Monday. This is to ensure that your worms arrive healthy, hungry and ready for their new home.
We offer free local delivery throughout Buncombe County and the greater Asheville area. If your ship-to zip code is based in Buncombe County you will be given the option to select free local delivery as your method of shipping. If you wish to pay with cash or check, please select "Pay in Store" at checkout. All local orders will be hand delivered within 48 hours from the time you place your order, unless you specify a delivery date.