Red wiggler worms- Things to Know

The earth demands its glory, such glory can only be achieved through the plantation of vegetation all across the globe. We as humans are parasites that sustain our growth by obtaining nutrients from the body of the host, in this case, the earth itself. It has been centuries since we have started exploiting our planet in the worst possible manner. Trees are being cut down, animals are getting killed, and humans have become the “apex predator”. These changes have also led to changes in the field of vegetation all across the globe. What changes? Well, the biggest and the most prominent change that can be witnessed is that the vegetation now tends more to the direction of the economy. That too is essential for the accommodation of wealth in this world. Such vegetation and growth of crops can be boosted by the use of certain worms that are native to the land. A type of such worm is known as the red wiggler worm. These worms naturally increase the exposure of the soil toward being fertile for plantation.

Their Diet 

Well, the most important aspect of any living matter that tends to live on is the way it gets energy for itself through sources that become accessible to them. Here, we are discussing the duet of red wiggler worms. Therefore, one thing to keep in mind is the fact that these worms do not flourish upon the consumption of any living organisms such as plants or plant roots. They are known to feed themselves from the debris that has been broken down by the bacteria present in the soil. 

Their lifespan

Red wigglers are known to survive for an estimated time of around 2 years. Though this is not practical enough because of the decent prey that they become once exposed to the world outside. Starting from raccoons to dogs, and even cats, every single one of them can opt to choose them as a meal. At the same time, the overpopulation of the worms in an area with a small land parameter can die due to the lack of hibernation during the winters.


Thinking about how worms can even be healthy for your garden? Well, it has not been till recent times that we found the benefits of gut bacteria for the welfare of human health. Think of the red wigglers as the same. They provide natural nourishment to the soil and contribute to the growth of plant bodies once planted.