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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 13 May 2012 22:39


Just wondering if anyone is breeding African Nightcrawlers "Eudrillus eugeniae" as feeders.
I'm in the process of trying to order some, and was wondering how your worm bin is doing.

I've heard that they are more prolific then Red Wrigglers, they go though more compost then the red wrigglers do, and they get bigger then the European Nightcrawlers do (around the same size as the Canadian Nightcrawler).

They are primarily a vermicomposting worm, but are also used as a bait worm and as feeders. The only down side to them is that they need to be in a heated environment.

Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 15 May 2012 17:25


I'm getting 2 pounds shipped out this afternoon! Yay!

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# Posted: 23 May 2012 01:10


I got my "EE" (as the composting people refer to them as) in the other day. They are awesome, but bad, bad worms!

I've had to leave the light on in the room we're keeping them in because they are going nuts from being shipped and just want to escape.
My BF accidentally turned it off during the day for a few hours, and I came home to about 50+ worms all over the floor in that room trying to escape. About 40 of them were dead, and there were at least another 20 in the process of escaping their tub.

I now have Tuck Tape wrapped around the top of the bin to hold the lid down on the tub, and I also have some C clamps to help reinforce the tape. I hope that this will work to keep the little suckers in.

These worms do not enjoy being disturbed and they get antsy if they do and try to flee their tub.

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