Recently, when I was getting some different orders together for my local Canadian worm business (which by the way is completely separate from my U.S. worm business based here on the RWC site), I thought it might be fun to shoot a video showing what these various quantities looked like. Interestingly enough, the 1/4 lb amount was actually added to my lint worm bin, written about in my last pot.
Please keep in mind that I’m only trying to give you a rough idea of what these quantities look like (and the video is pretty low quality as well), since many people really have no clue. As I mention in the video, there are various factors that can contribute to the overall ‘look’ of your worm order. If they are larger worms obviously there won’t be nearly as many. If they’ve been shipped there is a decent chance they will have lost some water weight, and they might not be this vigorous etc etc etc.
Based on this, you should at least be able to tell if you are being ripped off. I can still vividly remember a time (during my early vermicomposting days) when I drove about an hour to go pick up “1 pound” of red worms from a supplier. The quantity I ended up with MIGHT have been as much as 1/4 lb, but I doubt it. I can’t say I was too surprised to discover, a number of years later, that the supplier was no longer in the worm business.
Anyway – hope you enjoy the video.
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