Yes, We have The best composters, "Red Wigglers" Eisenia Foetida
and their rich "Black Gold"
(sorry, not currently shipping as worms can easily die if left in back of mail trucks in heat)
They eat our garbage (kitchen waste) and other brown and GREEN WASTE, leaves, stems, cardboard, paper towels, egg cartons, drink holders, toilet tissue rolls, paper towel rolls, paper towels, and makes the most nutritious Black Gold, for your garden, can't beat that! (Kids LOVE them).
NO MEAT, DAIRY, (one reason, due to dairy cattle consuming greenery that has been sprayed with monsanto's glyphosate ) CITRUS, shiny ads/colored paper. I do NOT feed them horse, cow, goat, or chicken manure. (not knowing what the animals were fed -- GMO etc, shots) and/or injected with. You can feed them whatever you want, they won't complain. I just want mine healthy. Because of being a "pickytarian" - not a vegan or vegetarian, just a picky eater. (it's what my son calls me) I am picky about what they eat too.
Worms are all "shims"
so they are both male and female in one body.
All worms make babies what we call a "cocoon or egg or capsule" (small tiny lemon looking drops)
Inside each is any where from 2-5 baby wormies.
Possibly more. They are ready to breed in only 9 weeks.
This is just my experience.
As worms mature inside egg capsule it turns brown, then after they hatch it is clear.
Worms like to eat wood. Ours are fed mushroom compost, and that's wood chips and wheat.
They also need something to chew their food with, like coffee grounds, egg shells, oyster shell or sand. Some kind of small grit.
We use "garden lime" also in their beds. This helps with the PH.
They live 5-7 years. No holidays, they don't wine or ask for anything special, Just air, food, water and many mating buddies and space to make more babies.
They never complain or make any demands, if they are not happy they will escape.
This is not good, two minutes in the sun and they go to heaven.
There are over 9,000 different worms.
Wow, that is a lot.
Aloe Vera they love too. I don't freeze them I simply cut off the spines and cut the leaves in 1/2" wedges. They are put into their beds and covered.
They also have a hankering for sweets, so I blend in wtih their smoothies either white sugar or molasses. Molasses is sugar cane and sugar beets. It is also used in making their worm tea.