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Compost worms

Your allies to start your composter

  • Optimal quantity for the Néma composter

  • 250g of worms

  • For a household of 1 to 3 people

  • French worm farm

  • Delivery only in France 



Discreet worms for fast and  quality compost

Compost worms are essential for turning your bio-waste into quality compost. With their help, you can compost quickly, odorless and indoors.

Fast composting

Compost worms are efficient little creatures that will eat the equivalent of their weight in waste. 250g of worms will then eat 250g of waste per day. You will be able to fill your composter while the worms are continuously processing the waste.

No need to buy more

Eisenia worms will self-regulate according to the amount of waste you provide them. Once purchased, you do not need to renew them and you can compost continuously thanks to the compost worms that will adapt to the amount of waste.

Easy harvesting without worms

Compost worms are greedy creatures attracted by fresh food. They will migrate naturally from one side of the composter to the other and you will not have to sort them out. At harvest time they will have already migrated to the other side so you won't cross into them. This allows you to have a faster, easier and more efficient harvest. In addition, the worms are photosensitive, so you won't see them on a daily basis.

100% French

By purchasing compost worms on our website, we guarantee that we are working with trusted partners that we have previously chosen. The compost worms are then pre-sorted so that you only get wise worms.

Focus on compost worms

What they eat :

Like us, compost worms have food preferences. They love raw fruit and vegetable peels and pieces, coffee grounds and tea with filters, egg shells, paper, cardboard and wilted flowers. They do not like citrus fruits, onions and animal remains (dairy products, meat, fish).

Lombrics et compost en cours de transformation dans le bac à compost

Their living conditions :

The ideal temperature for compost worms is between 15-25 degrees. They do not like too wet and dry environments, but prefer dark and damp places. Our Néma product has been designed for indoor use and we recommend using the composter indoors.

If you put it outside, you will need to ensure that the composter is sheltered from rain, protected from frost in winter and from the sun in summer. 

Earthworms do not have eyes, but they are photosensitive. This means that they cannot stand light and being exposed to the sun. As soon as they feel light they will flee directly. They will not come out of the composter and will hide from the light when harvesting.


How does the process of turning into compost?

They have a major role in the constitution of compost. In particular, they are used in vermicomposters to transform biowaste into quality compost. This is done in three stages. The first step consists of the degradation of the biowaste, then the worms will eat it and finally digest it and transform it into compost.




Vermicomposting has several advantages :

  1. Compost worms are very efficient. They will process the biowaste before it has had time to ferment. Vermicomposter  is the ideal solution to avoid bad smells. 
  2. You no longer need a large area to compost your biowaste, your worms will quickly transform it into compost. 
  3. The worms will adapt to the amount of waste you put in the composter and will naturally regulate themselves. You will not need to renew them. 
  4. If you combine your purchase of worms with our Néma composter, you can harvest your compost without having to worry about the worms during the harvest.

Where can I buy compost worms?

You can buy them directly on our website or on worm exchange platforms. However, it is necessary to find out beforehand so that you only get Eisenia Foetida and avoid Eisenia Hortensis, which tend to flee the composter.

By purchasing them directly on our website, we guarantee you quality worms. They are pre-selected by our partner, who is committed to providing you only with Eisenia Foetida

Lombricompost et vers de compost dans le bac à compost du Lombrico natuco

Our Partnership with a local vermiculture farm

Terrestris vermiculture farm

We work with the Lyon-based vermiculture farm Terrestris to provide you with quality compost worms and to support the local economy. They pre-select the worms, so that you can have Eisenia Foetida worms that transform your waste into compost in an efficient way. Terrestris has been a true expert in worm farming for 10 years and seeks to preserve biodiversity by implementing projects for the restoration of natural environments.


You can get them directly on our website or from worm exchange platforms like However, it is necessary to find out in advance so that you only get Eisenia Foetida and avoid Eisenia Hortensis, which tends to flee the composter. By buying them directly on our site, we guarantee you quality worms, pre-selected by our partner, who undertakes to supply you only with Eisenia Foetida. For a household of 2-3 people, it is recommended to buy 250g of worms.

You can find free compost worms and many sites offer them for sale. Earthworms, compost worms or manure worms are essential for proper composting. 

We recommend that you buy Eisenia Foetida worms, which are optimal for indoor composting and are known to be photosensitive, so there is no risk of you coming across them.

You can leave for 2 months without affecting the life of the worms in your compost. However, it is advisable to put in a large amount of waste before you leave. When you return, your plant will be healthy and you will be able to find your compost. 

You may come across a few worms when harvesting the compost. They are very friendly and you just have to carefully put them back into the compost bin. If you are really afraid of worms, you can harvest the compost with a shovel, so as not to hurt them. You can also turn on a light, they don’t like it at all and will tend to want to go back into the dark. 

If you give the worms a favourable habitat, there is no reason for them to run away. Worms are light sensitive and will stay in the dark (i.e. in the compost bin). We have designed the vermicomposter so that there is no possibility of them getting out of the vermicomposter. So avoid citrus fruits, onion juice, and potatoes at the start.

Worms often hide at the bottom of the bin during the first few weeks of composting. They will gradually rise to the surface by filling  the bin with your waste. You can gently lift the waste to see if you see any  worms at the bottom of the bin.

Once installed, compost worms are self-regulating. They reproduce according to the amount of waste brought in. Under normal circumstances, you would not need to buy more worms. Compost worms live an average of 3 to 5 years. At the end of their life, the worms degrade in order to regulate the ecosystem and become part of the compost. New worms are born and disappear all the time in your compost.