Red Wigglers

Red Wigglers are a species of earthworm adapted to decaying organic material. These worms thrive in rotting vegetation, compost, and manure. They are epigeal (rarely found in soil) and for this reason, they make an excellent composting worm.

Red wigglers are reddish-brown in color, have small rings around their body and have a yellowish tail. They have groups of bristles (called setae) on each segment that move in and out to grip nearby surfaces as the worms stretch and contract their muscles to push themselves forward or backward.

Red Wigglers are an excellent food for smaller worm eating pets due to their smaller size.

Uses

  • Feeding your (smaller) worm eating pets
  • Composting