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Post  dsmdeb on 5/17/2012, 10:40 am

I just got some worms from a friend yesterday for my first worm bin. They are really thin, like spaghetti. Nothing like this guy. BB\'s happy face
Does that sound normal? I thought I'd seen videos here or elsewhere where they were a lot thicker. She said they are supposed to be red wigglers, but doubt she would know species.

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Post  gwennifer on 5/17/2012, 11:57 am

Red Wrigglers are smaller than the earthworms you'd find in your garden, and they are indeed what is sold everywhere for worm farming/vermicomposting. A quick Google search gives you plenty of images to compare:






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Post  llama momma on 5/17/2012, 1:02 pm

Adult redworms are only 2-3 inches long.

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Post  dsmdeb on 5/17/2012, 1:17 pm

Thanks for your replies. It's hard to get a good idea of scale from online photos. Having actual measurements helps. Mine are about that length, and 1/16 to 1/8" in diameter.

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Post  llama momma on 5/17/2012, 1:32 pm

At one point I was beginning to think mine might be croaking before adulthood! Or I wasn't feeding enough protein based food. But then I saw babies, yet still confused and thought cocoons must have been in the initial delivery package. Finally came across an article that gave the adult size measurement. Think it was from redwormcomposting.com

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