This is for a worm mixture which includes mature worms, juvenile worms, baby worms and cocoons. The worms are established in 3-5 gallons of materials that the worms are comfortable in which includes food, bedding and castings. (Worms and materials do include a bin. Size of bin is between 12-18 gallons depending on availability)
This is a great option for those who are new to composting as well as experienced. There is not a pre-determined amount of worms but its typical to have more than 1lb, but not guaranteed.
The greatest benefit is the worms are adjusted to the bedding and it can easily be added to a new or established been and not be harsh on the worms.
Red worms are nature’s ultimate composting worm and a great pick for worm farms. Red worms go by many names. They’re often called red wigglers, tiger worms, manure worms, composting worms, and the trout worms. Whatever you call them they’re among the best composting worms available.
Red worms have many properties which make them ideal for the compost bin. Of all the worms suitable for worm farming the red worm is the most adaptable and hearty. Red wigglers can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions and changes that would kill most other breeds.
Unlike common earthworms that borrow deep into the soil red worms thrive in the first several inches of topsoil directly beneath decomposing vegetative organic matter. It really doesn’t matter what the matter is red worms love it. Decaying leaves, grasses, wood, kitchen scraps and animal manure are all favorites of red worms.
The red worm’s voracious appetite makes it the champion of the compost bin and a virtual worm casting (a.k.a. worm poop) machines. Red worms are fairly small, generally getting no larger than 5 inches.