Our Composting Worms are a mix of two types of worms specially picked for their abilities to compost food waste.
Eisenia fetida, commonly known as the red wiggler worm, is a species of earthworm. Some of its important characteristics are:
It is an composting worm, commonly used for vermiculture.
They are relatively small, averaging about 4-5 cm in length and about 2-3mm in diameter.
Eisenia fetida are hermaphroditic, possessing both male and female reproductive organs.
They are voracious eaters and can consume up to half their body weight in organic matter daily, which makes them effective at breaking down and processing compost material.
They are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, and compost bins.
They are important in soil health and help to improve soil structure and fertility by aerating and enriching soil as they burrow and excrete castings.
Eisenia fetida are considered non-invasive and are not known to harm natural ecosystems.
Dendrabaena veneta is a species of earthworm commonly used in vermiculture (worm composting). Some of its important characteristics are:
It is a composting worm and is often used in vermicomposting systems to convert organic waste into rich compost.
It is native to Europe but has been introduced in other parts of the world, including North America.
Dendrabaena veneta is a larger earthworm species, growing up to 20cm in length.
They are well adapted to a wide range of temperatures and can tolerate environments from 4 to 20°C.
They have a reddish-brown color and have a smooth, shiny surface.
Like other composting worms, they feed on decomposing organic matter and excrete nutrient-rich castings, which are a valuable fertilizer for plants.
They are commonly used in vermicomposting systems and can help to reduce the volume of organic waste while producing high-quality compost.