Charles Darwin said, "All the fertile areas of this planet have at least once passed through the bodies of earthworms."
Redworms, Eisenia foetida, will eat half their body weight daily in organic matter and convert it into dark, soil-enriching castings full of live microorganisms, growth hormones and nutrients. They can tolerate considerable heat but prefer an outdoor temperature range of 32°F- 84°F. They are most active at temperatures between 60°F- 70°F.
Redworms absolutely require a moist, friable, pesticide-free environment with plenty of organic matter. Although this species of worm is intended for composting, you may "plant" 4 worms/square foot in lawns and gardens, 100 or more worms/square foot in compost piles, and 20 worms/square foot of dripline in orchards.
Price includes delivery via Priority Mail (US Postal Service) either to your mailbox, or to a Post Office box. Order worms by Wednesday for shipping on the following Monday. You could also request delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box. Worms are sent out on Mondays only. Unless you specify otherwise, we will send your worms on the next possible Monday.
These creatures will die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather.
We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem. Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If the Post Office is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.
These worms really eat your compost! They have multiplied a lot too. Unlike nightcrawlers these redworms really devour food scraps.Review by Tim (on 11/23/11)