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Red Wigglers (Eisenia fetida) are the most common species of composting worm. Red Wrigglers consume great quantities of organic material, digest it, extract its food value and expel the residue as worm castings which are very rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and many micronutrients. Under ideal conditions, E. foetida can eat their body weight each day. They also reproduce rapidly, and are very tolerant of variations in growing conditions. For fishing, we have found these to be an amazing bait, we have caught countless white and yellow perch, bluegill, shellcrackers, catfish and mountain trout on red wigglers. If you are looking to grow bait sized worms, then feed these a high protein chicken mash or alfalfa pellets. Red Wigglers are the smallest worm you can use for bait, but the fish love them so we keep on fishing with them.
NC red wigglers does not sell blue worms aka perionyx excavatus. Many worm sellers sell contaminated red wiggler mixes that include this species of worm. Blue Worms are tropical worms and therefore are intolerant of most growing conditions. In a warm climate, they can outcompete red wigglers and run them out of a worm bed. Also, the skin of a blue worm is far too tender to make them a usable bait worm. We only raise pure redworms, which are better for vermicomposting and bait purposes. When you start off with a redworm only stock, you don't encounter problems down the road like you do with redworm/blue worm mixes. Currently most suppliers are contaminated with blue worms. We have worked hard to ensure that our operation is not contaminated with undesirable worm species.
This order includes 1000 red wiggler compost worms. These are the best worms you can buy for home composting, fishing, or for pet food. These worms are bed run, which means you will get all sizes of worms in your order- babies, juveniles, and adult worms.