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Unfortunately we are currently out of live mealworms and mini mealworms due to a national shortage. We are expecting this to last for at least another two weeks but as soon as they are in stock we will have them back online here, so keep checking back on the web for any updates. We do have stock of dried mealworms and live waxworms which your birds will both enjoy.

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Dendrabaena veneta

Composting Worms

By Heather 11 years ago

Worms such as Eisenia andreii (commonly known as red worms or "reds") and Eisenia hortensis (these are often called "dendras" as they were formerly known as Dendrabaena veneta) are perfect for composting kitchen waste.

Composting kitchen waste with worms is known as vermiculture.

Composting worms are litter dwellers and can be found in fallen leaves, manure piles or under rotten logs.

“Reds” and “dendras” are perfect for composting systems because they reproduce quickly, tolerate disturbance and process large amounts of organic waste.

Composting worms are very different from garden worms (also known as earth/lob worms or, in the USA, nightcrawlers ), which are known as Lumbricus terrestris. Garden worms are deep burrowing, soil-dwelling species and do not like to be confined.