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Redworms - Eisenia fetida red wiggler red worms
Redworms - Red Wigglers - Eisenia fetida red worms
Redworms (Eisenia fetida)
 
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Product Code: RW


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FYI, orders for worms are shipped on the following Mondays!!!! The only exception is if Monday is a holiday, then they are sent out on Tuesday. We harvest the worms over the weekend for Monday shipment. Worms are shipped by USPS PRIORITY MAIL and usually arrive between Wednesday & Friday of the week they are shipped. We cannot guarantee the day they will be delivered unless you pay for Fed Ex Overnight Delivery. Make sure that our email address: sales.happydranch.com or happydra@gator1221.hostgator.com is not listed as SPAM or blacklisted in your E-mail program as we send emails with UPS tracking numbers (for worm bins) and estimated delivery days (for worms). Be AWARE - Worm orders that are received by Friday usually are shipped the following Monday, unless weather is a problem. If your order comes in after Friday it may not be shipped until a week later. If you haven't received your worms by the date expected please call us immediately. Do not wait 2 or 3 weeks later to call us.


Red Worm prices are as follows:
$35 for 1 lb.
$58 for 2 lbs.
$125 for 5 lbs.**
$245 for 10 lbs.**


There are two main categories of earthworms: the earthmover and the composter.

Earthmovers (like nightcrawlers) move soil through their systems extracting their valuable nutrients. These worms are usually solitary so you won't find a large number in a given area.

Composting worms work as a group to break down organic matter into valuable worm castings and vermicompost. These worms do not like soil and make their living eating organic waste (while also living in it!). Composting worms will eat anything that was once alive (even your cotton T-shirt!).

Of the composting worm species, we recommend and sell the redworm (Eisenia Fetida) because they are extremely hardy, easy to grow, reproduce well, have a large temperature range in which they can live comfortably, and make excellent fine-grained castings. We've tried growing and vermicomposting with several species of worms and settled in on the "work horse" composter: the redworm.

Key Benefits:

Redworms are very hardy.
They make excellent fine-grained castings.
They are the easiest composting worms to use.

Some companies say they are selling redworms, when in fact they are selling a different species. Eisenia fetida redworms can thrive in temperatures ranging from 34 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, so they do well in all parts of the country. Eisenia fetida redworms process just about any organic material. Other species, such as Perionyx excavatus, which some erroneously call redworms, die if exposed to 45-degree temps. Perionyx excavatus do okay in the Gulf States, but not anywhere else. Species such as Perionyx excavatus do okay in manure piles, but are not suitable for in-vessel type systems & they never get big enought for use as a bait worm. When buying redworms be sure they are the correct species for your purposes and not a species that will die easily in your climate.

*Available for the contiguous U.S. only. Contact us for shipping prices for Alaska. Worms cannot be shipped to Hawaii.
**During hot & cold seasons, or upon request, orders of 5 pounds or more are sent Fed Ex Overnight for an additional shipping fee. You will be contacted prior to shipment regarding these details.

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