It is our goal to offer the best quality, cheap Red Wigglers for sale. Our Red Wigglers are the highest quality to ensure your composting needs are met. It is also our goal to help educate others about this wonderful, ultra beneficial way to supply your own high quality organic fertilizer while keeping waste out of landfills.
Red wiggler worms serve a triple purpose:
- They produce great compost!
- Make excellent fishing bait for bluegills and shellcrackers
- They make great pets. Most people think cats are aloof and won’t come to you when called, but they’re down right gregarious compared to the worm. But you have to love them anyway.
I have learned a few things about raising worms over the last few decades. I have come to the conclusion that it doesn’t take a genius to have a flourishing crop of wigglers, but it does take a lot of work and attention to detail to have a good harvest. There are a couple of requirements that are necessary for their comfort, or you may wake up with an empty worm bed. That’s what happened to me!
Worms are happiest when they have enough moisture and worm food to survive. If those elements are not in place then they will leave their habitat in search of a better environment. Either that or they will dry up and shrink into the soil.
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My worms left because I took a week’s vacation and left my son in charge of worm care. Once my car pulled out of the driveway, he forgot about the extra chore I had laid on him. On returning though, I found I had a worm farm with no worms. Their bedding material had dried out and they left!
They either had dried up or escaped by burrowing deeper into the ground. I used a natural bottom in my bed, never dreaming they would become dry and seek wetter terrain.
As a fisherman, I have found that nothing rivals a fat juicy worm as bait for a bluegill or shell cracker, sometimes called a red eared bream. Slip that fellow on a number six hook with a sinker and a bobber and the fish will go nuts if it’s the right time of the year.
Usually if nothing else is working, go buy a box of worms and you will catch fish. Red Wigglers do wiggle and fish simply can’t resist that dangling bait. Unfortunately several boxes of Red Wigglers can be expensive. That is the original reason I had for growing my own.
My secondary reason for going into the worm business was to make little extra money selling worms to fish camps and fishing tackle shops. That was a good idea but it didn’t pan out because my product packed up its gear and left my homemade worm farm.
Still, the challenge of wiggler wrangling was drawing me to try again. This time I was going to use the worms for producing compost material. I even added another word to my vocabulary; vermiculture, which is another way of saying worm composting.
These little varmints eat a lot of food, digest it, and then excrete it. This cast off product is called worm castings and is rich in phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium. Toss this stuff on your garden and you can sit back and watch the squash grow. Red Wigglers are growing industry in the organic gardening arena.
Kitchen leftovers such as potatoes, lettuce, coffee and tea grounds, rice, paper, grits, cotton, and even eggshells are ideal for worm food. Just about all forms of garden vegetables can be used, though some decompose faster than others; grapefruit and orange take more than a month for decomposition to occur.
Don’t throw leftovers, like pork chops, rib eyes, saltly and oily foods to the worms for their fine dining requirements. You’ll probably kill them because they can’t digest them easily.
Worm growing is really fun for whatever purpose you have for them. Whether it is for fishing, gardening or a companion, red wigglers are multi-use friends.
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Redworms are nature’s master composters. One pound of redworms can consume organic waste at the incredible rate of 1/2 to 1 lb per day and also leave behind natures ultimate soil amendment and plant growth enhancer – castings. Red Wigglers castings condition the soil and resist leaching and compaction, while their long lasting nutrients are easily absorbed by plants.
Some Red Wigglers Facts:
Proper name: Eisenia fetida. AKA “compost worms” “red wigglers” “manure worms” and most commonly “redworms”.
Life span: 3 – 5 years, but there have been university studies that have shown at least one worm to be 13 years old!
Your worms will take a week or so to adjust to their new environment before they become thoroughly active. One worm can produce up to 5 cocoons per week, and each cocoon will have 2-3 worms. A cocoon will hatch in an average of 45 days, and baby worms will need another s6 to 10 weeks to become adult breeders. Under optimum conditions, 1 pound of happy and active red wigglers (approximately 1000) can create approximately 10 pounds of red worms in about 3-5 months. Under non-optimal conditions, the time needed can be much longer for your worm population to expand. LIVE GUARANTEE Upon initial delivery of your worms, if you find that your worms have died during delivery, please contact us immediately. We will replace your order with another order of worms. Our guarantee is for the 1st shipment only and does not include incorrect care or mistreatment of worms after delivery. Due to import laws and restrictions, worms can not be shipped to Hawaii.
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The best worms for composting are red worms. Red Wigglers will aggressively feed and reproduce in typical compost and garden conditions, leaving their castings as food for your plants! For compost bins: Add 600 of red worms to your bin, and feed regularly. Red worms love cardboard and paper. A layer of moistened cardboard or newspaper on top of your compost will bring the worms to the feeding areas where you add new waste. Simply pull up the cardboard or paper and drop the waste materials in. Worms do not like meat, but flies do! So keep your compost vegetarian: fruit, vegetable, and garden waste, along with non-glossy paper. Make sure that indoor compost bins are well drained. Any juices that drain out of your compost bin are called “compost tea,” and can be used as a potent fertilizer for outdoor plants. Garden Areas: Dig 6 inch diameter, 1 foot deep holes several feet apart though out the garden. Fill with water and let drain. Put one or two handfuls of worms in each hole, fill loosely with soil and compost (cuttings, table scraps, etc.) This will give the worms a quick meal. Water the area and apply mulch if possible over and around the holes. Keep the area watered. Compost Pile: Place worms on the bottom of 4 inches of loose soil. Keep damp as you continue to add decaying organic material. What to Feed Your Worms: Fruit: apples, pears, banana peels, strawberries, peaches and all melons Vegetables: beans, cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, all greens, corn, corncobs and squash Cereals and grains: oatmeal, pasta, rice, non-sugared breakfast cereals, corn meal, pancakes Miscellaneous: coffee filter paper, tea bags, eggshells, dead flowers Other food/bedding: newspaper (no shiny or coated paper), cardboard, paperboard, paper egg cartons, brown leaves Do Not Feed: Non-biodegradable materials, plastic, rubber bands, sponges, aluminum foil, glass, & pet feces. Go Green!!