We sell two types of worms; Redworms (red wigglers, Eisenia fetida), and European Nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis). Both types are great for fishing and composting. Read below to see the special qualities of each of these worms.
These worms are relatively new to the US, but they are really becoming popular. They are good composting worms, but where they really shine is when you take them fishing. The Euros will stay active on the hook longer than most other worms, even in brackish water. They are at least twice the size as the common redworm. When in bait cups they do not need to be refrigerated. They can live several weeks or more at room temperature.
This worm is hardy and can survive in a bigger temperature range than many others. They can tolerate 40 deg to 90 deg, although they will be most active between 60 and 80deg. . For reproduction, the ideal temperature should be 60-70deg. Ideal worm bin PH is 7.
Redworms are great for fishing and composting both. Many people prefer to use the redworm for fishing because it has been used for many years. But the reds are also great for composting. One redworm can consume up to its weight in organic matter per day. Now that”s alot of garbage.
Redworms reproduce faster than the Europeans. The can produce more than double the amount of cocoons than other types of worms. They are also very tolerant to temperature fluctuations from 45 to 90 deg. Ideally, they should be kept in the 70 to 80 deg range.
Redworms will consume just about any type of biodegradable matter. Avoid items that contain too much oil or chemicals. Meat and dairy products are also not recommended because they can cause odors and attract insects.
Check out our Vermipods, Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoons(tm) link. They are the best way to introduce more worms into your garden, flower beds or crop land.
We will be adding more information often. If you have any questions about any of our products, or if you need more information about raising worms, please contact us.