Redworms - Eisenia fetida 1 lb (Approx 800-1200 worms)
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PLEASE NOTE: Worms will be sent out the first tuesday after your order is placed and will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail. Please ensure somebody is available to sign for the worms or that you leave a note out for your Postman asking him to leave them. We cannot be responsible for worms that die as a result of the USPS being unable to deliver this product.
Redworms 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/sq ft in lawns and gardens, 100+ worms/sq ft in compost piles and 20 worms/sq ft of dripline in orchards.
Common names: for the Eisenia fetida are: Redworm, Red Wiggler, Tiger Worm, Manure Worm, Stink Worm, Fish Worm, Dung Worm, Fecal Worm, Striped Worm, as well as many other names.
- Class: Oligochaeta;
- Order: Haplotaxidae;
- Suborder: Lumbricina;
- Superfamily: Lumbricoidea;
- Family: Lumbricidae;
- Species: Eisenia;
- Subspecies: fetida
Shipping Unit Weight: 1lbs