It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as these lowly organised creatures (Charles Darwin 1881)
The earthworm species we use for composting at biofert is the Red Wiggler (Eisenia fetida or Eisenia andrei) it adapts well to the shallow compost bin as does Eisenia fetida. European nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) we also use. Users refer to European nightcrawlers by a variety of other names, including dendrobaenas, dendras, and Belgian nightcrawlers. African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus eugeniae) are another set of popular composters. Lumbricus terrestris (a.k.a. Canadian nightcrawlers or common earthworm they burrow deeper than most compost bins can accommodate.
At biofert we can supply worms for fishing bait, reptiles food, worm farm startup, or for your compost heap. We sell in 100 worms foam cup or by the kg average of 2500 worms and bulk orders for fish farms or fishery's contact us for a price. All worms sold worm weight not bedding weight.
Biobedding is a good way to start your home worm farm it is worm bedding out of our own worm beds, it consists of worms, bedding, hatchlings , cocoons (worm eggs ) this mix will burst into life as there is much less disturbance as this is the whole living bedding a nice way to start a new worm farm and cheaper than stocking up with new worms maybe not as fast but speed is not everything..farms started in this way seem to be very healthy.
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Lime For Free
There is little need for fertiliser inputs if you can fire up your earthworms. because calcium is the most important nutrient and it is removed with every crop that is harvested. Earthworms are like little lime works; they have a calciferous gland that adds calcium carbonate to everything that passes through them. They are also burrowing deep in the profile bringing calcium and other minerals up so the roots can absorb the nutrients thus producing strong growth.
Worm cocoons or worm eggs
can be layed in a healthy farm up to 900 per worm per year each cocoon can have 20 hachlings but on average 8 good worms from each egg in the right conditions
Red wiggler (eisenia fetida) is a very good composting worm and can live in very damp compost which makes them a good choise for the fishermen small but live a long time on the hook under water in bundles of 6-10 .
Worm castings are very fine and do not clump like soil allmost like fine tea leaves and smell like fresh clean soil they can be stored for months but keep them dry until use then just a small amount from 10-40%added to soil and mixed in