What Type of Worms are Used in Worm Composting?
Eisenia Fetida or Red Wigglers are the most widely used composting worms. These worms are used because they eat A LOT (up to half their weight everyday!), tolerate being dug through, and are easy to keep contained indoors or out.
Red wigglers can be purchased online and mailed to you (in weather that is not too hot or not too cold), or you can try to find a local provider. Redworms (red wigglers) can be found in nature in many climates but gathering your own to start a worm composting bin is very difficult. I recommend purchasing your first pound of worms online from an experienced worm seller.