I bought our worms from Uncle Jim's Worm Farm. After searching around they not only had the best reputation but great prices as well! They ship their worms on Monday so I was pretty confident they'd arrive Wednesday ~ which they did. I have to be honest I had no clue what to expect. How big is a box that's going to hold 2,000 worms? Actually surprisingly quite small, it measured 10x7x5. Now as I mentioned yesterday I am a proud card carrying ophidiophobic and the thought that there were 2,000 squirming creatures in the box truly freaked me out a bit. Would I have to touch them?
As you can see they arrive inside a pouch, which yes if you hold it long enough you'll feel the worms moving. The pouch is filled with dry peat moss for the worm's comfort during their journey. You can see one worm decided to try for freedom unsuccessfully. According to the Care Instructions:
- Open Bag immediately and give the worms 1/2 cup of water as they are thirsty.
- They may appear "small and scrawny" which is normal. They've not had any food or water since packaging on Sunday. They will regain their original size and strength within 2 days as long as they receive the instructed amount of hydration.