To ensure your vermicomposting journey is a successful one, we make compost worms available as an add-on to our range of Worm Habitats. We do not supply worms as an individual product at this time.
We specialise in quantities of worms in sizes of 1kg (4,000) and over. We always prescribe sufficient numbers to effectively manage your projected organic waste, and ensure you’re getting the most from your worm farm. Worms will process between 25-100% of their body weight in organic matter a day (50% on average), so how much organic waste you can process through your worm farm is directly related to how many hard-working worms you have in there!
How many worms do you need to start a worm farm?
Your initial worm population will be determined by what you’re trying to achieve from your worm farm, how quickly you’d like it up and running at capacity and your budget. Worms will reproduce and self-regulate numbers to suit the size of their environment, so given the right conditions (i.e. they’re healthy and happy!), numbers should double once every 3 months. Therefore, (if you’re patient) you can start with less worms and allow them to reproduce over time, or if you’re looking to accelerate your habitat, you can start with the full capacity quantity from the beginning.
We suggest that a good place to start is approximately half the number of worms that your worm farm is capable of holding. This allows the worms to settle in and reproduce up to full capacity within the 3 months or so, while giving you some time to learn the ropes of worm farming and witness the process at a more nuanced level.
Refer to our habitat pages for worm prices and suggestions for each size in our range. All worm prices include GST and delivery direct to your doorstep.
Don’t worry, worm mail is nothing like snail mail, but delivery timeframes do range depending on your location. Once we have your order we’ll send you a confirmation with the expected arrival time for your worms. Weather (particularly hot temperatures) can affect harvesting ability and delivery times. Because we want your wrigglers to arrive ready to put their best non-foot forward, we’ll only harvest and deliver if the conditions are suitable. If the expected delivery turnaround does not meet your requirements, we are happy to arrange a full refund.
Can my worms be sent with my habitat?
To ensure they arrive safely and happily, we transport your worm farm separately from its tenants. We also like to ensure you’ve set up your habitat (per your helpful manual) so it’s all ready for the arrival of your worms.
What type of worms do you sell?
All specifically designed to thrive in a worm farm environment, we use a mix of compost worms, including Reds, Tigers, Blues, Gardener’s Friend, and European Night Crawlers. We use such a variety in our compost worms mix because some species do better in warmer or colder weather than others. By combining these species, your worm farm will remain active, and work more consistently throughout the different seasons. Strength in nature comes from diversity, so the more diverse your worm species, the stronger your worm farm will be.