AvatarKunal Modi asked 2 years ago
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What species of worms can be used for VermiComposting?
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What species of worms can be used for VermiComposting?
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The best species of worms for vermicomposting are red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) and redworms (Lumbricus rubellus) because they prefer a compost environment to plain soil and they are very easy to keep and maintain.
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Team GreenSutra™Team GreenSutra™ Staff answered 2 years ago

The best species of worms for vermicomposting are red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) and redworms (Lumbricus rubellus) because they prefer a compost environment to plain soil and they are very easy to keep and maintain.
Other species of worms that are preferred for vermicomposting are listed below:

Common NameSpeciesNative To
Red Wiggler or
Tiger Worm
Eisenia Fetida
Eisenia Andrei
Europe
Red EarthwormLumbricus RubellusEurope
European Nightcrawlers or
Belgian Nightcrawlers or
Dendras or
Dendrobaenas
Eisenia HortensisEurope
African NightcrawlersEudrilus EugeniaeTropical West Africa
Common Earthworm or
Canadian Nightcrawlers
Lumbricus TerrestrisEurope
BluewormsPerionyx ExcavatusIndia
Large Terrestrial EarthwormsLampito MaruitiiIndia

Summary
What species of worms can be used for VermiComposting?
Article Name
What species of worms can be used for VermiComposting?
Description
The best species of worms for vermicomposting are red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) and redworms (Lumbricus rubellus) because they prefer a compost environment to plain soil and they are very easy to keep and maintain.
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GreenSutra
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