I have ordered worms from worms4earth twice, (lost my first batch due to human error). The worms always arrive well packed in biodegradable bags. I weighed my bag o'worms and discovered they weighed over the amount I had bought. So extra's are defiantly included. Came with great start and care instructions, and very helpful answering questions. Would DEFIANTLY recommend, and when. I need more worms, I'm going back to Jeff at Worms4earthworms.