When your food scraps pile up, don’t throw them out. Get yourself some red wiggler red worms! They are only 1 -3 inches in length, and are about as thin as a pencil lead, but don’t call them little. When these guys group together, they become a voracious force, consuming anything in their path. Mountains of vegetable scraps wouldn’t stand a chance. The worms will break them one bite at a time. But don’t fear their powerful passion, encourage it. The food they consume gets digested, and transformed into some of the most nutritious material that lawns and gardens could grow in: worm castings! These worm castings are 7 times richer in phosphates, 5 times richer in nitrogen, and 11 times richer in potash than the average lawn soil. This valuable substance is a result of your trash! Don’t supply local trash heaps with your waste; give it to some red wiggler worm! By far, these guys are the best gardeners on the planet, and will only help out your lawn or garden or both! Decrease waste, decrease the need for earth-destroying chemical, and increase organic production all at the same time!
These worms may be small, but provide a large service to saving the Earth!
*Your Worm order may contain several different compost worm species.(Eisenia fetida, eisenia hortensis,Perionyx excavatus). Not to worry! Diversity in worm species is superior because they work all layers of the compost not just the top few inches. Giving you a better compost faster. This also gives an advantage in that as conditions change certain species will multiply as conditions become unfavorable for another keeping you with a constantly healthy composter*
- Guaranteed Live
- Insect / Mite Free*
- Instructions on how to add to lawn/garden/composters
- Great Composting Worm
- Excellent Trout Fishing Worm or for bait fish. Look into the European Night Crawlers for serious fishing!
1. I live in California, and you ship out of Pennsylvania. Will the worms survive in transit?
No worries! We ship nationwide with USPS 2-3 Day priority mail or FedEx 2 day Express, so your worms will not be in transit for very long. We ship out every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, so you will receive them on a weekday. 99% of our orders reach their destination without fail. We ALWAYS guarantee a live delivery, so if there are any delays or other issues while in transit, we have you covered with a free reshipment of worms.
2. I live in the Northeast, can I still compost during the winter?
Yes, you most certainly can. You can compost year round as long as the soil can be maintained between 40 and 80 degrees. If you have an outdoor compost bin, you can insulate the bin with mulch, hay, Styrofoam or anything that will retain heat. If you have a smaller bin, it is recommended to bring it indoors if at all possible. A garage or a basement will work perfectly.
3. I work during the day and will not be home to accept my package, is this ok?
Yes and no. Because the worms are a live product, if they are left in a mail box or a parcel locker for too long, they will not survive. If you cannot be home to accept your worms, we recommend having them held at your local Post Office or delivered to your door. You can leave delivery instructions before placing your order.
4. How much Black Gold (Compost) will 1,000 composting worms create for me?
Our 1,000 count of Red composting worms can create between 8 and 16 ounces of compost per day!
But wait, there’s more! These worms double in population every three months, so as your worm population grows, the amount of Black Gold that they can create will grow as well. A year from introducing your 1,000 composting worms into your bin, you should now have 16,000 composting worms, which will create 8-16 pounds of composter per day!
If you start out with 5,000 composting worms, by the end of one year you should have 80,000 composting worms outputting 40 to 80 pounds of compost per day.
5. What do you mean by “mix”? Will I be receiving live worms?
We cannot guarantee a 100% pure species of any type composting worms. Our worms are harvested from worm beds that are decades old and may depending of time of year contain several different compost worm species. Not to worry! Bed run worms are superior because they work all layers of the compost not just the top few inches. Giving you a better compost faster. This also gives an advantage in that as conditions change certain species will multiply as conditions become unfavorable for another keeping you with a constantly healthy composter. Because they are bed run some orders may have more than one species than another but rest assured their populations will naturally adjust to the needs of your waste. Because of the adaptive nature of worms some varieties reproductive rates change with warmer weather, colder weather, moisture levels, soil content etc.
6. Are there any shipping restrictions?
We are currently able to ship to all of the 48 continental United States as well as Alaska. We are also able to ship to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. We are unable to ship live worms to Hawaii due to strict laws regarding introducing non native worms into the soil. We are unable to ship to any country outside of the United States.
7. Why should I order from you over the other guys?
We always put our customer’s first! We will answer any questions that you might have before ordering, when your worms are delivered, and long after you have your worms growing. We have been in this business for more than 40 years, know how to ship your worms to arrive alive, have a great relationship with USPS, and always GUARANTEE a LIVE delivery! We are an honest seller with an A rating with BBB, and over 100,000 happy customers. We have a real live person on the other end of your phone call who is interested in helping you, no matter what you are using the worms for. We understand that there is always a risk that the worms might arrive dead, and we stand behind our live delivery guaranteed to have a free reshipment mailed to you if this is the case.
* We strive to maintain insect/mite free orders! However, please keep in mind it is nearly impossible to keep all living creatures out of the worm bin. Especially on the scale to which we raise our worms, both indoors and outdoors. However, orders should never be infested with any type of insect/mite, if that is the case with your order, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
USPS Priority or 2 Day Fed Express Shipping – $12.95 for first unit and $4 any additional units ordered.