will different redworm cross breed?
I think I read that if different worms cross ( Native and redworms they will have sterile off spring?) I have two worm bins and one has large redworms from a fishing bait store and the other was purchased as 1000 worms in 1 lb. for $20 or something like that. Will they cross breed if together? I really like the large redworms as they eat more and are huge for a redworm. They are almost as big as night crawlers but are not quite as big. They are red with light yellow stipes ( tiger reds mabe?) The reason I ask is I want to move them to a larger plastic bin. I always put in some garden compost when starting another bin to give to good bacteria and worms something better than just wet cardbaord and news print to eat and live in at first. But the compost has the smaller redworms in it with eggs. I have gone back to the fishing store to get a few more of the "Extra large redworms" they advertise and they have all been just regular large redworms. But the others I have are definately redworms and fairly large. I did have a few night crawlers that I let go in the garden area after a fishing trip with my two small boys and I know the difference just incase you were to ask. any idea if they would cross and I might lose those wonderful big reds I have found? Bill C.