Redworms - Eisenia Foetida
(1 lb)
(Approx. 800 - 1200 Worms)

Hungry Composting Worms

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Item Number: GCO205


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In Stock! Ships directly from the manufacturer.


Price includes delivery via Priority Mail (US Postal Service) to your mailbox or a Post Office box.

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 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.

Worms are sent out Mondays only. Place your order by Wednesday for a following Monday shipment (Monday holidays will delay shipment to the following week). You can also request a delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box. We can only accept ship dates up to three weeks out.

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.

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FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail to the lower 48 states. Ships directly from the manufacturer (tracking emails will not be sent — please call for tracking information). Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR, VI, GU.

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs.


Surprised by their appetite

I'm completely new to gardening and am trying a variety of things to try to garden as organically as possible. One of them was with worms. I honestly didn't think it would be for me and that it would be a complete failure. I dropped a lot of kitchen scraps was under the impression that not much was going on. I thought that the food was just decomposing and that was that. One day, I honestly thought it was a complete failure and was ready to start treating it as a regular compost. I move things over with a stick and was shocked to see they were busy at work! I have my whole family participating and we are completely shocked at their voracious appetites. So far, I'm extremely happy that (I haven't killed them) and that they are breaking down materials as we move to a healthier garden and lifestyle. We love them and are considering getting more.

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Excellent service/product

Very pleased with the ordering procedure (for live animals) Only 'issue' is that I was told via a phone call that USPS generally ignores instructions re 'where to leave' so just a heads up. But (and this is something to be addressed by the actual shipper), my "where to leave" instructions were not included on the package, so my USPS carrier can hardly be held responsible for not following them! (She did leave ~ where I has asked, but no thanks to whoever declined to pass on my instructions)
Delivery was prompt - 2 days from CA to WI. Well packaged, and seemed in good condition. Would certainly recommend this source of redworms.

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Industrious little guys!

These guys arrived very fast -- the day after shipping -- and are happy to process my food scraps for me with little effort on my part! Much better than throwing away my food scraps!

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