Uncle Jim's Worm Farm 1,000 Count Red Wiggler Live Composting Worms
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- Insect/ Mite Free
- Instructions on how to add to lawn/garden/composters
- Improves germantion, plant growth, and crop yeild while improving root structure
- Makes a delicious bite sized hi-protein treat for any aquarium fish or reptile
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The redworm is known as "Natures Wonder Worker," It eats its own body weight in compost daily. Just simply put a bag (1000 Count) of Uncle Jims redworms in your garden or compost pile and reap the best organic soil available without chemicals or fertlizers. Healthy soil equates to a garden of plentiful fruits and vegetables. The redworm also makes a delicious bite sized hi-protein treat for any aquarium fish or reptile. Trout and Pan fishermen see excellent results also.
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I actually ended up ordering a second container of the red wigglers because we had such success with the first set but found we had more scraps to feed them than our thousand could handle. Since expanding the number of worms we have in the farm helped us increase the amount of food and decrease the time it takes them to compost it.
This isn't my first run with worms, as I used to keep them in my backyard, but moved across states, and had to leave them behind along with all the wonderful rich soil they worked so hard to create. So after moving, I decided to keep my worms both indoors, and outdoors. Mainly because they don't eat as fast in the winter, and I don't reduce the amount of vegetable waste I produce in the winter. So I decided to try a worm composting bin. I got my bin just a couple weeks before, but there were no worms to be found locally due to the weather, so I would have to wait until spring. That was until I decided to check on Amazon.
I was a bit skeptical, and I couldn't figure out what idiot would ship worms in single digit temperatures, but nowhere did it say they wouldn't. I also read all the one star reviews, and saw that many folks had issues with dead worms arriving. But, I needed worms, and I didn't want to wait until spring. So I ordered them, fully expecting to have to contact Amazon Customer service and request a refund.
I was notified on a Monday that they were shipped (they say they ship on Monday's to avoid them getting stuck in a shipping place over a weekend). I received my worms the following Friday. (I refused to pay extra for shipping, I figure if the option existed not to pay for that, then no reason to spend the money).
When the box arrived, I immediately took pictures of it, it was very much... ummm... squished. I just can't think of a better word right now. Anyway, I was sure the worms didn't make it. They shipped all the way across the US to get to me, in freezing temperatures.
I opened the box, and saw that the worms where in a burlap bag. There was a note included with my packing slip that said something along the lines of, your worms are dehydrated, so they will look small and pathetic, we dehydrate them so they don't freeze during shipping. They are thirsty, give them water immediately, put them in their new home, and give them four days to recover.
I opened the bag, and sure enough, saw some very skinny pathetic looking worms. I thought no way are these red wigglers. But I followed the instructions, and I dumped the bag of skinny and pathetic worms into my new worm factory, gave them lots of compost, some water, put the lid on, and forgot about them for four days.
I was amazed. The worms did recover. Not fully after four days, but certainly enough to convince me that they would be fine and will do their job well. After two weeks the worms showed no signs of stress. They were happily eating away my vegetable scraps. Today, I checked in on them to add more of my kitchen scraps, and I couldn't believe how many were in there, and it's barely been a month, and there are worm eggs everywhere, all over the avocado peel, all over the onion peel, everywhere.
I am very pleased.
Now, I did go back to read all the one star reviews, and noticed that there was a trend of around June of 2011. Perhaps shipping them in the winter is the smarter way to go, and not in the middle of summer when it gets too hot for them. But that's just a thought.
And again, I didn't count the worms, and if there weren't a 1000 of them a month ago, there are definitely over a 1000 of them now.
The ground shipment took about a week to arrive. Initially I was worried the shipping time mighht be too long but when I open the bag up, most of the worms seem to be still pretty healthy although they seem to be a little skinny.
I put them in the worm bin right away and noticed they started to produce castings after the second day in their new home. It has been almost 2 months now and the worms are happy and productive.
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