There are lots of places to buy red worms in the City of Vancouver, which makes composting in Vancouver convenient. Where red worms are for sale, composting is easy. There are also some general resources available for those interested in composting in Vancouver. For example, you might look into the Master Composter Recycler Program, which offers an assortment of classes on vermicomposting. Some of these classes require a fee, but others are free.
The program’s office is located here:
Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center
12602 SE Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA 98683
And you can find there website here:
Back to red worms. Below you will find several places to buy red worms near Vancouver and around Washington:
3811 N. Mississippi Avenue
806 NE 202 Avenue
Camas, WA 98607
Email: [email protected]
155 Nix road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Cascade Sales, Inc.
3316 E. Smith Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
While there are plenty of places to find red worms for sale near Vancouver, WA, you can also purchase red worms online through dozens of retailers. You can buy worms from sites such as Planet Natural, which sells 500 red worms for $18.95, shipping included or Uncle Jim’s worm Farm, which sells 500 red worms for $16.95 + $7.95 for shipping.
Never dig up worms around your home. These types of worms are not good for composting. They cannot survive on vegetable waste and they need to tunnel through dirt to survive. You really do need red worms to create a successful composting system. Red worms is also spelled “redworms” and the scientific name is Eisenia foetida and Lumbricus rubellus. Eisenia foetida is also known as red wiggler, and Lumbricus rubellus is also called brandling or manure worm.
If you prefer to go digging on your own, try a horse stable. Here, you can collect worms from horse manure or you can ask a farmer to allow you to search his manure pile for worms.
About Red Worms
Red worms are epigeic earthworms. This means that they belong to the ecological group of worms that are litter feeders, litter dwellers, pigmented, and small in size. Epigeic worms live in the top 12 inches of soil and they do not burrow. Red worms feed on organic decaying matter – they have been breaking down organic waste to make natural fertilizer for millions of years, and they are non-migratory. Although red worms are non-migratory, they are adaptable to many environments.
Red worms have many “uses.” They are used for composting and for fish bait. Red worms are used to recycle food scraps by vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is a method of composting food scraps by adding red worms to them in a specially prepared bin or box. In just one day, red worms can consume organic material equivalent to their body weight to produce castings equal to 75% of their body weight. Red worms can convert organic materials into high quality humus, which will provide gardens with earthworm castings, which is considered a complete (and powerful) natural fertilizer.
The great thing about red worms with regard to composting is that you will never run out of them. Red worms are very productive breeders. They lay one egg capsule every seven days or so and each capsule hatches an average of three to four earthworms. Hatched earthworms typically grow into breeders in roughly three months. The way to keep the red worms productive is to keep them healthy and happy. If you have a roomy bin (a 5-gallon bucket or other container), the best type of “bedding” such as peat moss, water for moisture, and organic materials such as fruit and vegetable peels, your red worms will be well-fed, comfortable, and productive.
General maintenance is also important to the health of your red worms for composting. This means there are several do’s and don’ts of raising red worms. These include:
·Don’t keep your worm bin in direct sunlight.
·Do keep your worms ideal locations such as the basement, a closet or under the kitchen sink.
·Do lightly toss the bedding every week or two, allowing the bedding at the bottom of the bin to be on the top. This process will allow sufficient oxygen to be throughout the bedding. Remember, red worms absorb oxygen through their bodies.
·Do lightly spray red worm bedding that appears to be getting dry.
Red worms as fish bait
Trout, crappie, perch, and bluegill prefer red worms. These are just a few of the types of fish that prefer small baits. Red worms are quite easy to use as bait as they can ‘survive’ a wide range of temperatures ranging from 38 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Once on the hook, the red worm becomes quite active. Red worms can last a long time under water, unlike many other different types of earthworms.
To purchase red worms, visit any pet store or fish & bait store. You can also order live red worms through a number of online retailers. Simply use your favorite search engine to find a suitable red worm seller. Use the search phrase “buy red worms.”
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