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.
Welcome to Lone Star Worm Farm
Thank you for your interest in our website. I hope that we can help you with any of your vermicompost needs.
A little about myself; I have always had an interest in doing my part in taking care of “Mother Earth”. For 50+ years I raised honeybees until my age caught up to me. The honey boxes seemed to get heavier every year until my body said enough is enough. At one point during those years I had 400+ hives. It was a sad day when I had to hang-up my hive tool for good. It wasn’t long after that I decided if I can’t raise my bees I could at least share my experiences so I wrote my two books (which can be found on Amazon) and taught classes. (“Beekeeping; A Personal Journey” and “Beekeeping; Questions And Answers”) My wife and I do a lot of landscaping and needed to find a more organic way to feed our plants. That’s when we discovered vermicomposting. The castings from the worms are referred to as “Black Gold”. Plants grow bigger, stronger and produce more fruit if you use worm castings. So, here we are still serving “Mother Earth”. We have truly been blessed. How does your garden grow?