Tiger worms are the best worms you can use in your wormery for worm composting. Supplied in breathable pouches and sent by secure delivery service to arrive in a healthy condition. Due to our storage methods, worms may arrive in a dormant state. They are still happy and healthy but may need a few days to wake up. Our Tiger worms are sent in pouches weighing 250 grams per pack with soil in the pack for their comfort.
So why are Tiger worms best for a Wormery? There are three native species of worm which are all good at the rapid processing of dead organic waste into nutrient rich compost. These are:
- The Tiger worm, aka the Brandling worm. Proper name Eisenia fetida.
- The Bluenose worm, aka Dendobaena and the European night crawler and by some as Eisenia hortensis. Proper name Dendrobaena veneta.
- The Redworm, aka the red wiggler and the Brandling worm. Proper name Eisenia andrei.
All are good and will work well in your wormery. But, for adaptability, conditions tolerance, versatility and composting rate the answer is the Tiger worm.
Some Worm facts:
- Tiger worms are a little more expensive and significantly better than Dendrobaena in Wormeries.
- Young worms are preferable (hungrier) to older worms.
- When it comes to composting - the condition, age, size and species of worm is more important than their weight.
- Tiger worms reach sexual maturity (they are hermaphrodite) in approx 6 weeks.
- Dendrobaena are more widely available than Tigers as there is an established 'cottage' industry breeding them for anglers who hook them up as bait. They are also easier to harvest and are usually cheaper.