The most common type of composting worm! As they feed, Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetdata_1a) swallow great quantities of organic material, digest it, extract its food value and expel the resdata_1ue as worm castings which are very rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and many micronutrients. Under data_1eal conditions, E. foetdata_1a can eat their body weight each day. They also reproduce rapdata_1ly, and are very tolerant of variations in growing conditions. Item quantities are a close approximate and will arrive in various stages of growth. During summer and winter months worm shipments may be delayed due to extreme temperatures. We will ship when conditions permit. Price includes Shipping. Orders will ship the following Monday-Wednesday to ensure that the worms are delivered on a weekday. DIRECTIONS FOR USE: To release, lightly water the target area and scatter about. Use 1,000 worms — roughly 1 pound — for areas up to 250 square feet, 100 or more per square foot in compost piles. Do NOT release in direct sunlight; early morning or after sunset is best. Guarantee- we guarantee live, timely delivery of our shipments. However, to ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. We will NOT be responsible for “live shipments” left unattended at your doorstep. Please make arrangements to have them picked up by a neighbor or delivered to a work address if you will not be home during the day.