Red Wiggler Composting Worms


(6 reviews) Write a Review
Currently unavailable until the first part of May. Availability will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram

Want quick turn around on your compost? The Red Wiggler Composting Worms (Eisenia fetida) are the most voracious eaters of all worms, making them the #1 composting worm.  By nature, they are able to eat up to their own weight in food each day preferring vegetation decay and compost.  They're known as a leaf-litter worm, living in the top 3-6" of the soil, doing best living in the litter covering the top soil or soils rich in organic matter.  They are an excellent composting worm choice due to their adaptability and tolerance to a wide range of temperatures.

Whether you're new to vermicomposting... aka worm composting or worm farming... or not, nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you're able to harvest your very own fresh, earthy scented worm castings.

Red Wiggler Worms quickly process your food scraps and organic waste into an all-natural, nutrient-rich cast which saves you time and money.  These worms are also known as: red worms, brandling worms, panfish worms, trout worms, tiger worms, blood worms and manure worms.  They are a smaller worm variety, averaging 1-3" long with a skinnier or thinner diameter than most of the worms you'd see in your yard.

There are roughly 1000 worms in a 1lb bag, 500 worms in a 1/2lb bag and 250 in a 1/4lb bag. Please remember that worms will roughly double their numbers every 90 days.

Check out our Worm Care page for insightful information on how to keep your composting worms happy and healthy!

Interested in reading more about composting worms? We have additional information located on our Composting Worms page.


Our worms are hand-harvested and separated from the bedding prior to being weighed and packaged in a breathable shipping bag with enough bedding consisting of peat moss and coconut coir, to ensure their safe travel during home transfer time. They are clearly marked "Live Worms / Perishable".  RECEIPT OF WORM SHIPMENT: You will receive a tracking number when your worms are shipped so you can prepare for their arrival. Please make arrangements to either be home to receive your worms, available to pick up your worms at the post office, or to have them held at the post office. It is very important not to leave your worms exposed to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures for even short periods of time.  LIVE DELIVERY GUARANTEE: Marlé Worm Growers guarantee that a minimum of 95% of the worms will arrive to the destination alive following these conditions -  You are home to receive your order or have it held at the post office (a temperature controlled environment).  Failure to accept the worms on the first delivery, or failure to pick up the worms within 24 hours at the post office will cause the Live Guarantee to become null and void.  You must unpack and verify condition of the worms the same day as delivery.  In the event a hazard occurs and your worms do not arrive alive, you notify Marlé Worm Growers via email within 24 hours of delivery date. Please place the word "replacement" in the subject line so that it will be seen and addressed promptly.  The package must be accepted as delivered even though it appears to be damaged. If the package is refused, the guarantee will become null and void, and loss of replacement and/or refund will be forfeited.  Marlé Worm Growers reserves the right to postpone a shipment due to extreme weather conditions, either hot or cold. If you request that the shipment takes place under these conditions, it is at your own risk and eligibility for a replacement order or refund becomes null and void.  Composting worms are temperature sensitive. If the temperatures are below 32° or above 95°, additional precautions may need to be taken to ensure safe delivery of your live worms.

6 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Rose on Apr 20th 2020

    The works arrived quickly and are extremely wiggly. Very good price. Couldn't have asked for cuter worms!

  • 5
    1/2 lb of the red wrigglers

    Posted by Emily on Apr 16th 2020

    Worms were delivered about 2 weeks ago and they seem quite happy in their new home. They were packaged well and survived the shipping process. I emailed Jeff with a question and he called the next day to answer my questions and make sure I was well equipped for composting. Thanks!

  • 5

    Posted by Brittany Lawson on Apr 16th 2020

    The worms are doing great in their new home!! Reliable time and speed of receiving them in the mail!! Good product!!

  • 5
    Happy little wrigglers!

    Posted by Grace LaConte on Sep 29th 2018

    My 1/2 pound box arrived right on time with a huge bunch of wrigglers! I followed the instructions and have at least triped my crop. Very happy with my order.

  • 5
    Happy, active worms

    Posted by Ann on Mar 14th 2018

    And they arrived very quickly!

  • 5
    Red Wigglers

    Posted by Lawrence Schuchart on Jan 25th 2018

    They were all healthy and I was surprised in how quickly they were delivered. I will buy again when the need comes up.