There are more than 9,000 types of worms, but only 7 species are used for composting – Red Wigglers (Eisenia fetida) are the most commonly used composting worms world-wide. Ours are bred for castings production, but they also make good bait.
So what makes Red Wigglers so special?
Red Wigglers and good microbes convert organic materials into a beneficial, biologically active soil amendment known as vermicompost – the solid material left after the worms have consumed organic matter.
Vermicomposting, as the process is known, occurs when the Red Wigglers eat the organic matter and defecate about 6 inches below the surface. The material is then finely shifted to separate the castings from the remaining mulch, resulting in a beneficial soil amendment.
At Wilbanks Works, our worms are fed pre-composted organics, via Aerated Static Pile, to kill any pathogens and weed seeds. We age and cure this hot composting prior to feeding it to the worms.