Don't knock it! If you haven't already read the NYTimes piece on vermicomposting, you should. And you, too, will be convinced that it's the best way ever to compost -- even for apartment dwellers (check out this YouTube how-to on "Apartment Composting").
After a long wait and one tragically failed attempt at worm delivery, I finally got my order. For the vermi-curious, I have chronicled my worms' trip from box to bin, below.
1. Here they are in the box. Nice and clean and sterile-looking.
2. And here's one trying to make a break for it. (Sorry, little man...)
3. ...deposited into the bin (look closely, you can kind of see them under the peat moss):
4. And all covered up:
Worm bin -- ready to vermicompost!