African Night Crawlers
African Night Crawlers, also known as Eudrillus Eugeniae, make the best composting worm under the correct environment. Growing to a length of 6 to 8 inches, this warm also makes an excellent fishing bait. African Nightcrawlers can eat through more material every day than any other worms we raise on Acadiana Worm Farm. While many know the red wiggler worms can eat 1/2 their body weight per day, African nightcrawlers can eat 1.5 times their weight per day under ideal environmental conditions. These worms eat many types of nitrogen based food scraps such as vegetables, fruits, melons... however make a better maure worm or simply raised in peat moss with food supplements. They should not be fed lemons, oranges etc. due to the acidic levels within them nor any meat of milk by products. They are usually raised in carbon based bedding such as shredded newspapers and peat moss.African Nightcrawlers can be fed Purina Worm Chow as a primary diet if you prefer or it can be used as a supplement, due to the nutritional value which is loaded with assorted grains, minerals and vitamins to help raise fatter healthier worms.The African Nightcrawler is the most heat tolerant worm we sell! They are easily raised indoors or outdoors in worm bins at a temperature range of 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.