Eisenia foetida
Eisenia fetida (older spelling: foetida), known under various common names such as redwormbrandling wormpanfish wormtrout wormtiger wormred wiggler wormred californian earth worm, etc., is a species of earthworm adapted to decaying organic material. These worms thrive in rotting vegetationcompost, and manure; they are epigean. They are rarely found in soil, instead preferring conditions that are inimical to some other worms. In this trait they resemble Lumbricus rubellus.

Eisenia fetida worms are used for vermicomposting. They are native to Europe, but have been introduced (both intentionally and unintentionally) to every other continent except Antarctica.

They are widely sold by weight for use in vermiculture owing to their remarkable ability to process organic matter into fertile compost.

Worm Eggs

Red Wigglers

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