1/4 pound of Red Wigglers- Pure Worm Weight, No Estimation, Plus 500 Cocoons. Comes with some fresh bedding. For additional bedding add Active Worm Bedding Add-On to your order.
Adding together worms and cocoons can be a cost-effective way to start vermicomposting and speed up worm regeneration! Each cocoon can contain 1-5 baby worms!
Get a jump start by adding worms plus cocoons to your worm bin, as it can take your worms some time to adapt to their new bin and start laying cocoons. Red Wigglers plus cocoons are a great addition to any worm bin, compost bin, garden bed, or many other applications.
Red Wigglers plus cocoons ship when temperatures between Kitchener, ON and shipping destination are below 29°C or above 0°C. We generally ship Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only to ensure live delivery. Please check temperatures en route including Kitchener and your own area to check weather conditions.
IMPORTANT: If you contact the carrier and change any shipping details during transit, a double shipping charge will be applied. Please make sure address is 100% accurate (including buzzer code if applicable) at checkout.
Shipments sent to carrier in 1-5 business days in favorable weather! Pickup is always available when in stock in 1-5 business days. PRODUCT SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2.0 KG
Red Wiggler Facts:
Red Wiggler Compost Worms (Reds / Eisenia Fetida) for indoor and outdoor raising. Red wigglers (or their cocoons) will survive the winter outside in a large compost bin, garden bed, or raised bed. Add lots of organics to your bin throughout the winter to keep the bin hot and worms active! We recommend having both an indoor and outdoor compost bin, the indoor bin for regular composting and the outdoor for large batches of food scraps or as a backup.
Reds can tolerate a wide variety of temperatures between 0 and 35 degrees celsius but thrive in temperatures above 20 degrees celsius.
They are the cousin to the European Nightcrawler (Eisenia Hortensis) but are generally smaller. They can co-exist with other worm species.
Raising worms from cocoon to sexual maturity takes 3-4 months. Hatching occurs in 2-5 weeks in good conditions. Good conditions for hatching include: stable temperatures of 15-30°C and moist bedding covered to retain moisture. Baby worms love soft, nutrient rich foods such as fruit and vegetable scraps. Favourites include apple, banana, strawberry, mango and cucumber. The smaller and softer the food, the easier it is for the babies to eat. Therefore making fruit/vegetable smoothies and mixing with bedding is ideal food for them.