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Compost Worms in Melbourne Region

Compost Worms in Melbourne Region express deliver compost worms and worms for fishing overnight. Pick up and pick up prices also available.

Compost Worms

Compost Worms in Melbourne Region express deliver compost worms and worms for fishing overnight. Pick up and pick up prices also available. In addition to your order an over count of worms will arrive housed within a thriving healthy biology of compost and shredded cardboard to kick start a massive healthy bacterial population.

Start A Worm Farm

If you choose to start a worm farm within a monoculture of coir, peat, paper cardboard etc then you are essentially housing worms in an unnatural environment. Your results will slow and only improve if you achieve an oxygenated Nitrogen Carbon balance within your worm farm.

Worm Composting

Worm Composting is efficiently achieved with our Australian patented deigned flow through worm farms. Standing one metre high our various sized Worm Farms utilise oxygen flow through which is vital to the production and health of the biological environment housing worms. An adaptive lightweight Hopper unique to our worm farms produce greater breakdown of waste materials resulting in higher Worm Casting output.

Compost Bins

Compost Bins or Compost Tumblers make viable compost for gardens however the end result of worm composting produces the richest natural organic fertiliser known which has additional properties in soil amendments.

The Pros and Cons of Compost Bins or Composting methods or how To Start a Worm Farm are easily answered by three things: Does it have Food – Moisture and Oxygen?

Food – Is the compost Nitrogen/Carbon balanced?

Is the moisture content adequate for breeding and oxygen intake?

Is the mix oxygenated to support bacterial growth?

The Pro is all three elements in addition to a healthy viable compost.

The one element lagging in most systems is enough oxygen. Essentially all life forms must have it to survive.


Composting is the chemical phase in which organic matter houses micro bacteria living to eat and breed and in doing so (given ideal conditions) thrive in infanant numbers producing heat which aids in the breakdown of the materials.

Compost is great however the results of composting with worms to produce Vermicompost is even better. Added nutrients in vermicompost or worm castings adds a higher nutrient rich product.

Worm Castings

What are worm Castings? Worm castings or worm poo are not in themselves nutrient rich, the poo passing through the anal bacterial lined anal tract essentially coats the poo with a multitude of elements such as magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus to name a few. Just a tea spoon of this powerful natural fertiliser is enough to feed a potted plant for two months. Worm poo used a as ‘leachate’ or diluted in water provides known enhanced health and vigour to plants as well as natural pest control.

Composting with worms is a great way to reduce green house gases. An average household composting food waste annually is the equivalent to removing the exhaust fumes of one car per year.

The resultant vermicompost used in the garden or as a fertiliser for plants signals to plant root system for ready and available nutrient uptake. Symbiotic relationships begin at a mycorrhizal level and inter relationships between fungi and healthy bacterial elements occur.

Liquid leachate dispersed on plant leaves invites rapid responses as leaves uptake nutrients rapidly. Applying leachate to a yellowing lemon tree for a few days often improves the trees health to a green colour.

There are many benefits to compost worms. Good results come from good practices. A farmer wouldn’t neglect their stock. Having your own worm farm or composting with worms essentially makes you a farmer of worms.

  • Carrie H
    Posted at 21:30h, 12 May

    What is the cutoff time when ordering the express overnight delivery option?
    Thanks in advance!

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 08:38h, 13 May

      Hi Carrie. Wednesday is the last day of the week I ship the worms. They arrive in a large bag of healthy oxygenated compost and arrive 99% of the time ok. I am mindful of hot weather and delivery location as in a couple of occasions things got messy. In this instance I simply refund the money in one click. Paypal is very easy to refund money. Of course I also re ship if the customer wishes.

  • Helen Hudson
    Posted at 22:22h, 12 May

    I live in Qld and have had problems with white ants. Do termites have any effect on worm farms?

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 08:34h, 13 May

      Hi Helen. White ants do not concern the worms. If the worm farm is natural untreated timber then these ants may get interested in the timber legs and probably stay clear of the compost as it is not conducive to their habitat. There are a number of paint products available to paint the base of the legs to prevent this. Hope this helps

  • Frank Alderuccio
    Posted at 00:44h, 13 May

    Thank you
    Very useful information and some which I didn’t know.

  • Pat de Hoog
    Posted at 01:00h, 13 May

    Great website, comprehensively answers all the questions I had. Trish

  • Rod Gill
    Posted at 05:00h, 13 May

    A very informative narrative on worms and composting.

  • Moira Tobin
    Posted at 06:17h, 13 May

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information about worm farming and what is needed to produce healthy (ier) compost. I particularly loved the lemon tree tip….I have a few that look a little worse for wear so I’ll be throwing some liquid castings over them over the next few days! I’m feeling inspired to spend more time on my composting system. Moira

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 08:27h, 13 May

      Thank you Moira I hope you get the successes I have with my lemon tree

  • Mark
    Posted at 11:10h, 13 May

    Hi Tony I am unsure how much moisture I should it in to my plastic worm farm. A lot of worms fall in the base and drown?

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 22:46h, 13 May

      Hi Mark.This is a common problem with tray systems. I recommend you remove the base tap and tilt the worm farm so that water is able to constantly drip in to a bucket. Worms not only need moisture for survival they also extract oxygen from it. Breeding mostly occurs when the sperm from one worm is passed on the moisture of its skin to another worms reproductive clitellum. So you can never apply too much water as long as there is adequate drainage.

  • Gerald McCarthy
    Posted at 11:19h, 13 May

    Great info on composting Tony will be giving you a call before our next fishing trip.

  • Bruce
    Posted at 22:57h, 13 May

    Great info. What are the differences between compost and fishing worms.
    Great site

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 01:03h, 14 May

      Hi Bruce. Compost worms are surface dwellers that consume all rooted organic matter. They live under cover of light as the photosynthesis of light effects their nervous system. Compost worms are great fishing worms too however avid freshwater fisherman prefer earthworms as they are larger and probably easier to hook.

  • russell newton
    Posted at 03:23h, 14 May

    Hey Tony you mentioned “oxygenated Nitrogen Carbon balance ” in your comments above.

    How do I achieve this?
    Is this difficult with your farms?

    • ashywormz
      Posted at 09:07h, 14 May

      Thanks Russell Placing only food waste leads to a one sided Nitrogen overload. Compost worms live amongst compost consuming organic material. They do not naturaly live in food – eating food. Many worm farms do not have the capacity to provide oxygen to flow through and without it bacteria do not thrive hence the results are very poor.

  • Steve
    Posted at 03:15h, 18 May

    Very interesting read. Thanks for the info!

  • Thea McCarthy
    Posted at 11:16h, 09 May

    Thanks Tony for a terrific lot of worms. I really appreciate you sharing valuable information on worm farming. I will put your ideas into good use and produce healthy compost to grow healthy plants.

    I wholeheartedly recommend buying worms from Tony as he is enthusiastic and generous with his advice.

  • Rob mckenzie
    Posted at 17:34h, 02 July

    Hi there ,

    Can u tell me the cost of the worms

    Per hundred



    • wormz_admin
      Posted at 09:00h, 15 July

      Hi Rob. I sell worms at $20.00 per 500



  • Ahmareen J.
    Posted at 01:01h, 09 September

    Hi there
    Can you pl tell me the size of the vermicast bag and the price please.
    Do you deliver.

    • wormz_admin
      Posted at 16:07h, 21 September

      Hi Ahmareen. Vermicast is provided in 10kg bags. Sadly I do not ship vermicast.



  • Catherine Dunstan
    Posted at 16:02h, 15 October

    Do you post to Berwick, 3806, Melbourne, Victiroria??

    • wormz_admin
      Posted at 11:56h, 16 October

      Hi Catherine. Yes I do.

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