How many worms should I start my compost bin with?

We recommend starting your worm bin with a pound of red wiggler worms, which is approximately 800- 1000 worms depending on size. You can purchase a pound of worms here. Your worms will reproduce inside the worm bin if conditions are ideal. Their population will grow and shrink depending on how much they are fed, how much stress they are subjected to and how much room they have.