Earthworm species suitable for Vermicomposting

 

The following 5 species are most notable for their natural ability to process organic waste, including life cycle, reproductive rates, endurance and tolerance of handling.

1) Eisenia andrei

2) Eisenia fetida

3) Dendrobaena veneta

4) Perionyx excavatus

5) Eudrilus eugenia

There is much more detailed information in VERMICULTURE TECHNOLOGY edited by Clive A. Edwards, Norman Q. Arancon & Rhonda Sherman on pages 29-35.

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