Red Wigglers – Eisenia fetida
To properly set up your worm bin, I recommend that you buy a decent quantity of earthworms to get going. You can start with less, but it will take forever to start seeing results.
Remember that earthworms consume about half their own weight in food every day under ideal conditions. So if you are planning to give them 500 grams of kitchen foodscraps a day (household of 4), you will need at least a kilogram of worms. What is the use of having a bin full of food and only a few worms to consume it all. And if you are like me, instant gratification rules. Show me the results.