Our webshop offers you a composting worm starter population consisting of adult worms and worm cocoons of three different native and local subspecies, Eisenia fetida, Eisenia Andrei and Eisenia hortensis. The composting worms are shipped in breathable bags in special bedding material. Red worms are ideal for vermicomposting and the bedding material also contains other beneficial composting organisms such as bacteria, fungi, enchytraeids and collembola.
We guarantee you get:
your chosen quantity of healthy and active worms (subspecies Eisenia foetida, Eisenia andrei und Eisenia hortensis, adults as well as cocoons)
8 liters of bedding material for about 500 worms
2 liters of bedding material for about 2000 worms
Please make sure you are at home when the worms arrive. Worms are generally rather tough, but hot or very cold temperatures may cause them unnecessary harm and stress. If it is very hot or cold shipping may be delayed until there are more favorable weather conditions.
Recommendations regarding the quantity of composting worms
minimum of 500 worms for worm box or a patch box
minimum of 100 worms for starting a compost heap or a raised bed (500-1000 worms per m²)
Minimum of 2000 worms for the HungryBin