Compost worms are a mixture of similar size worms know as Reds, Blues and Tigers. As the name suggests they are identifiable by their colour and stripes as in the tiger worms. These particular species of worm are veracious consumers of dead organic material including most fruits, vegetables, animal manures and healthy compost.
An oxygenated moist compost teaming with healthy micro bacteria is a big draw card for worms as it provides an ideal habitat as well as microscopic bacteria to feed on.
Our worms will thrive in ‘ideal conditions’ and will continue to breed according to surface area of habitat and food source.
If its results you want then you need to act like a farmer, i.e. nature the worms and their environment and provide a constant food source. Placing these worms in the garden is not recommended because they will disperse in search of food.
Compost worms are not the goal for gardening, it is what comes out the back end of the worm that makes a difference. This species eats and poops 24/7 in the right environment. The worm poo known as castings is Ph neutral, and loaded with millions of beneficial bacteria, nutrients and elements for plant root systems.
Note: Worm poo in itself is not the magic ingredient for plants it is rather the internal bacteria lining of the tract in which coated the poo that does the magic.