Where to buy red worms in Nevada
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I’ll share a few places to buy composting worms in Nevada in today’s article. While living in the desert may make it challenging to find worms in nature, there are other options. Composting at home or in an apartment is perfect for Nevada because the outdoors may prove to be too hostile for worms to exist.
Of course, you could always purchase worms from our friends over at Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm (clicking this link helps support the website, thanks in advance!).
Let’s jump in so you can get started today.
Where To Buy Worms In Nevada
Check The Leaf Litter (the freeway)
This first tip may not work, depending on your location and time of year. After a good rainfall, it is common to find worms on the surface searching for air. If you live near a wooded area or park, you can check under fallen leaves and debris after the rain. Worms use this debris as shelter while seeking oxygen.
I love this method because:
- It’s free
- You use native worms (releasable back in nature)
- Harms fewer worms in the process
- Includes beneficial bacteria to help your worms get established
Another benefit is releasing the worms back into nature if you decide that worm composting isn’t for you. You can’t do this with other methods as you may introduce an invasive species into the natural ecosystem.
Contact Fishing Supply Stores
You can always check your local bait shop if you didn’t have any luck digging for worms. Around common fishing locations, it is common to find a bunch of different bait and tackle shops. You can even find these shops in your local mall.
Many people think they only sell African nightcrawlers or other large worms. However, it is very common for bait and tackle shops also to sell red worms and blue worms.
Bait shops often mix red and blue worms because they are relatively the same size. If you arrive to find the worm breeds combined, that’s okay. Red and blue worms don’t mind living together. Both enjoy living in a colony and can compost much more than their body size.
Online Sellers In Your Community
Social Media Marketplaces
Social media is another excellent way to find compost worms. These people are unlikely to be official worm salespeople, just people making a few extra bucks.
If you’re a Facebook user, you can check the online yard sale, garage sale, and trade-only groups. These groups have a lot of people within your community. Post that you are looking for compost (red and blue worms) and how much you’d like to spend.
Since many of these individuals are not official worm sellers, the amounts will be all over the map. Review the offers, and make sure they’re selling the worms, not the compost. Also, get a picture of the worms to ensure they are healthy before you arrive.
Buy Worms In CO On eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist Sellers.
Next, let’s discuss resources like eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist. Honestly, I constantly overlook these resources to find local goods. However, they are amazing. You can often make a quick transaction with someone who lives close to you. If they need to ship the worms, it will likely take a day or two to arrive.
I like this method as it gives you the freedom and anonymity to purchase online and supports a local person. The worms often fare better in the shipping process as well.
To find a local seller, you will need to filter your results. You will want to search for items within the closest radius. I often search using the closest option. If nothing shows up, I select the next closest option. Do this until you find a seller nearby with a good reputation.
Here are some quick links to buy worms in Nevada on Craigslist.
Worm Stores In Nevada
You have a few options if you want to buy worms from a formal worm seller. Both sellers are located in Las Vegas and have a long reputation for selling worms. Since your state’s ecosystem is harsh, I suggest using an in-state seller with the shortest shipping time or local pick-up if possible.
Here is the resource I did find:
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If you know of other websites where you can directly buy red worms in Nevada, please share them below. Our goal is to make it easier for vermicomposters to get started.