If there is one truism, it’s “You get what you pay for”! If you look hard enough, you can always find a little better price on worms. Many times, that discount comes with a price!
If you order a pound of worms and pull off the bedding, this is what they should look like.
I spend a lot of time playing on the net looking at what other worm farmers are doing. Normally, if I see a per pound price that sounds too good to be true, I look further to find out that bedding weight is included or some other reason why the worms are so cheap. I’ve even seen worms shipped in dog manure! But, they were inexpensive!
With the cost of shipping being almost as expensive as the cost of worms, make sure you order from a source you can trust. Not only to send you good starter stock, but to help you with advice if you run into a worm emergency.