What’s in your Red Wiggler Bin?

Red Wiggler Compost
Originally uploaded by wonderworman

This is a Sow Bug, a Terrestrial Isopod. These guys proliferate in dark, damp areas like worm bins. They munch on decaying matter alongside the Red Wigglers causing no harm inside the worm bin (in fact they help out with the composting process), however outside they can cause damage to your plants and garden.
Sow Bugs need constant moisture to survive and are primarily nocturnal so a moist dark worm bin is perfect.

Can you find the Sow bug in my bin?

Red Wigglerism – How many Red Wigglers in a pound?

There’s between 800 – 1,200 Red Wigglers at various stages of development in 1 pound of Worms! Those 1,000 or so Red Wigglers will produce a bunch of compost over their life span, which you can then use as indoor or outdoor compost for your plants. The worms will continue to multiply and produce more and more worms. So why not benefit from the joys of Red Wigglers?