Composting Worms - Red Wigglers (Eisenia Fetida)
Red Wiggler Worms (Eisenia foetida) are the most common type of composting worm! As they feed, red wigglers swallow great quantities of organic material, digest it, extract its food value and expel the residue as worm castings, which are very rich in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Red wiggler worms can process large amounts of organic matter. They also reproduce rapidly, and are very tolerant of variations in growing conditions.
Red Wigglers are epigamic earthworms, meaning they live on the soil surface. These Red worms are non-burrowing and non-migratory. Red Wigglers live in the top 30cm of the earth’s surface. Red worms feed on decaying organic matter. Red Wigglers are tough and hardy. Adaptable to many environments, Red worms have been breaking down organic waste to make natural fertilizer for millions of years. What is relatively new is the utilization of Red Wigglers to recycle food scraps by composting, red worms can consume organic material equivalent to their body weight each day to produce castings equal to 75% of their body weight each day. Use Red Wigglers to convert organic matter into high quality humus, providing your garden with earthworm castings, a complete and natural fertilizer.