Red Wiggler Composting Worm Starter Colonies include:
- 1000-1200 red wiggler composting worms (Eisenia fetida / E. Andrei)
- 4+ lbs. of active bedding materials
- 400 micron filter bag
- This is the same filter bag we include with our compost tea brewers
- Your worms and bedding materials will be packaged in a 400 micron filter bags
- This re-usable filter bag can be hand washed and used to brew compost tea again and again
You will receive 1000-1200 composting worms in various stages of maturity; which will include adolescents, mature breeders, and cocoon laying adults; not to mention the potential of hundreds of tiny hatch-lings as well as egg cocoons. Our red worms are of the species (Eisenia fetida and/or Eisenia andrei); are only fed organic materials.
Our Composting Worm Starter Colonies also include 4+ lbs of mature vermicompost to help inoculate your new vermicomposting bin with the many beneficial organisms that composting worms rely upon to process their food. This will help to ease the environmental transition of your worms and ensure their success.
If you are new to vermicomposting, we encourage you to take a few moments and read our Advice for Vermicomposting to help answer ensure you are ready prior to their arrival. 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, environmental 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 in a USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box. 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 and you can pay for your order when it is delivered. All local orders will be hand delivered Monday - Wednesday from the time you place your order, unless you specify a delivery date.
“Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible" - Charles Darwin, 1881