The worm mix is only available for local Ottawa orders, because the wormies get super stressed when they are shipped!
Orders fulfilled once a week. You will be sent an email/text when your order is ready for pickup.
To find red wigglers outside Ottawa, try looking for them on Kijiji, local gardening groups, or this online resource.
The earthworm mix contains hundreds of red wigglers of all ages along with cocoons contained in microbe-rich bedding. It weighs about 3 pounds and is created to kick-start your composting adventure.
Whom is the red wiggler worm mix for?
Our worm mix is for new worm parents looking to start a worm bin. Any experienced worm composter will tell you that the secret to a successful bin are the essential microbes as they are the first to break down your food scraps so the wormies can eat the smaller pieces.
If you are starting new, our worm mix approach provides you with microbe-rich material from our mature bins so you can have a stable system right from the start. As the worms are in their original environment, they will settle easily into their new home - your worm bin.
About our wormies
Our wormies are fed a diet of spent beer grain from our neighbourhood brewery (getting them nice and tipsy for procreation *wink wink*) and flourish in a temperature controlled environment. We do not use energy intensive/unsustainable processed bedding like coco coir or peat moss as they are energy intensive and environmentally destructive. Instead, we use shredded cardboard from discarded shipping boxes that were probably headed to landfill.
Euros vs red wigglers: what's the difference?
Both are excellent composting worms and you likely won't realize the difference when it comes to composting. That said, reds are more favoured than euros though because they have a greater tolerance to temperature fluctuations, pH fluctuations, and rough handling. If you have a simple worm bin at home, you need not worry about any of that - it's food for thought for larger scale worm farmers.
An advantage euros have is that they are a bigger worm so they can be used as bait for fishing or for feeding your reptiles!
You will receive a free Worm Parenting Guide pdf after you checkout. This will help you get started in your vermicomposting adventure and keep your wormies happy and healthy.
The worms I ordered from Akil are thriving! Thanks for the instructions on initial feeding and how to take care of them.
Red wigglers (Ottawa only)
Red wigglers (Ottawa only)
I really appreciate the customer service you provided, the care instructions and the nice healthy worms that are happily living in our bin. Thanks!
Got the red wigglers for my parents new composter. They have been thriving in their new environment
Special shout out to Akil who went above and beyond to get them to my parents.