All Earthworms and this includes the Dendrobaena's, are a major source of protein and have many benefits when fed as part of a balanced diet. They contribute significantly to the health and well being of creatures that would normally feed on worms in the wild. Our "Cleaned" earthworms have been specially prepared prior to dispatch. This process cleans the digestive tract of the worm as well as the outside.
Care of earthworms
It is ESSENTIAL that Lobworms are kept refrigerated or at least below around 8degC, they will not tolerate being kept at room temperatures for more than a couple of days.
Dendrobaena are more accommodating, they will tolerate temperatures upto around 18degC.
Worms supplied other than in Wormkeepers are sent out in smaller tubs or the 50g orders in a small bag and large letter box and sufficient bedding for transport and storage for a few days, if you need to keep the worms for longer than this please consider smaller quantities or purchasing a Wormkeeper.
Small quantities of worms (50g) are now sent in a small bag and large letter box, we have made this move for 2 reasons:
1. The postage on the small tubs has now become way too high and
2. We are trying to reduce the amount of plastic being sent out.
What creatures feed on which worms? (Axi owners in particular, please read)
Lobworms are really the best worms to feed to all living creatures, they are the worm most likely to be encountered in the wild, certainly here in the UK. and are generally preferred by the creature you are feeding.
Dendrobaena are used for feeding but this is usually to birds and fish, some creatures, particularly Axi's will actually reject Dendrobaena, if you are at all unsure stick with Lobworms. We grade them to size to try and cater for your needs.
On occasions, Dendrobaena, particularly the small ones, will come into us containIng small quantities of Brandlings, at this size it is impossible to tell them apart, Axi's in particular will not eat these and spit them out, we strongly advise that because of this, Axi's are not fed the Dendrobaena worms.
Product delivery note:
Earthworms are delivered by first class post, however, depending on postcode, we may use a next day carrier for the 1kg and above weights. This usually requires a signature on delivery. If preferred, please specify a convenient delivery day and date, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Monday, during checkout. Please read our dispatch-information before ordering.
All orders include FREE standard delivery within the UK. Note, to ensure our live products reach you in the best condition, orders received after 12 noon on Thursdays will not be dispatched until the following Monday (or Tuesday if Bank Holiday). Please read our dispatch information before ordering.