Red Wigglers(Eisenia fetida)
The Red Wiggler a common type of composting worm. It can process large amounts of organic matter and under ideal conditions, can eat around it's body weight each day. The Red Wiggler can reproduce rapidly, and is quite tolerant of variations in growing conditions.
The Red Tiger worm is a great composting worm. It is a close relative of the Red Wiggler (E. fetida) and is more commonly used as a bait worm because it exudes coelomic fluid, which attracts fish. These worms are active wigglers in sunlight.
Blue Worms(Perionyx excavitus)
Blue Worms have gained popularity over recent years for composting. Although Blue Worms eat significant amounts of organic matter and are prolific breeders, they are very sensitive to changes in their growing environment. Other common names for the Blue Worm include Indian Blue and Malaysian Blue worms.
African Nightcrawlers(Eudrilus engeniae)
The African Nightcrawler can be a good composting worm, but is sensitive to changes in its environment. These worms also perform markedly better in warmer climates These worms don't eat as much organic matter as E. fetida, L. rubellus or E. andrei.
The European Nightcrawler, (Eisenia hortensis or Dendrobaena veneta)
Is a medium-small earthworm averaging about 1.5 grams each when fully grown. Generally pink-grey in color with a banded or striped appearance. The tip of the tail is often cream or pale yellow. The species is usually found in deep woodland litter and garden soils that are rich in organic matter in European countries. Eisenia hortensis is sold primarily as a bait worm, but its popularity as a composting worm is increasing. Compared to E. fetida, E. hortensis does best in an environment with a higher carbon to nitrogen ratio. This makes it well suited to compost pits high in fibrous materials commonly known as browns.
The worms are born and bred at home and come in a combination of 5 species: reds, blues, European night crawlers, tigers and African Night Crawlers ready to start turning your 'waste' into food.
As a general guide allow 500 grams of worms to handle the organic matter per person in your household. You can start with smaller amounts and wait for the population to build up as worms will double their population in 2 to 3 months if maintained appropriately.
Prices are very competitive compared to what you will find in major hardware stores.
They are harvested for pick up on the day you request for freshness and sold by weight according to industry standards.
Having diversity of worms will assist in having a more resilient and efficient system.
Delivery can be arranged for Geelong and surroundings for a small fee.
250 grams or 1000 Worms approx. $40 500 grams or 2000 Worms approx. $70