Worm Species “Purity” is important:
Some customers wonder if they will receive 100% pure Eisenia fetida in their order. Unfortunately, unless the worms are raised under laboratory (or at least very isolated) conditions this is virtually impossible to guarantee. But we do our best. There are two very closely related species (Eisenia fetida and Eisenia andrei) that occur in mixed populations a lot of the time. Blue Worms (Perionyx excavatus) are a very well-known “invader” of Red Worm beds in worm farming operations, so you can end up with some of them at times as well. The good news is that all these worms (and various others) are great for composting. Every few years we order worms from other reliable sources in order to keep our worms from interbreeding over and over. This keeps our herd strong and healthy. With that being said, we have no control over other farmers herd. If you have any questions/concerns, don’t hesitate to let me know at any point along the way.
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