Euro Nightcrawlers - Eisenia hortensis
AKA: Belgium Red Worms
Makes an Ideal Live Bait, Vermicomposting or Live Food Worm for Pets!
Eisenia hortensis, commonly known as the Driftworm, European Nightcrawler, Garden Worm, Angle Worm or Leaf Worm, is recognized as an ideal bait and live food worm. Measuring approximately 3 to 5 inches length (fully grown), this worm is ordinarily used as bait for bass and large fish, but they are also an excellent vermicomposting worm.
All the Bulk Europeans we ship are approximately 1.5 grams each (3"-4" long). Our Cupped European Nightcrawlers (Euro Driftworms) are slightly larger than bulk. Please do not expect these worms to look like the Canadian Nightcrawlers. European worms will not grow as big as the Canadian Nightcrawlers, but can get up to 4.5 grams, be 4-6" long and as thick as a #2 pencil... with proper feed and care.
Although Red Wigglers or Redworms are the better known composting earthworms, European Nightcrawlers make great composting worms for those who wish to grow a larger earthworm. Much bigger than their smaller cousin the Red Wiggler or Redworm, European Nightcrawlers are easily grown in the same manner as Red Wigglers. Besides their size, the main difference between Red Wigglers and European Nightcrawlers for composting is that European Nightcrawlers do not breed as quickly nor eat as much as Red Wigglers. Kept reasonably warm and well fed, adult European Nightcrawlers will produce about one egg capsules per earthworm a week. It takes from three to seven months from hatching to maturity. The happier and less crowded they are, the faster they will reach maturity.
European nightcrawlers are not only the toughest and most active worms on the market, but are the only earthworm that can be used successfully in salt water. Euro Nightcrawlers have been used for ice fishing in the frigid waters of Northwestern British Columbia, and have been found to be still active on the hook after 30 minutes in the water under 18" of ice! They also make excellent food for birds, turtles, reptilians, exotic pets, aquarium and pond fish.
Euro Nightcrawlers should be stored in a cool dry location at room temperature. Do not store in a refrigerator.
Bulk Euro Nightcrawlers are packaged approximately 300 -350 Count per lb., or you can order them in 6/Pack or 12/Pack 24 Count Cups (Overnight Shipping Only).
Save $$ when you buy Euro Nightcrawlers by the 1 lb, 2 lb or 5 lb Pack! (available at checkout)
We ship them in bedding that is on the dry side, so please add water to moisten the bedding right away, if needed.
How do I care for my worms after I receive them? Worm Care Instuctions
Why buy Euro Nightcrawlers from Songbird Garden?
We believe that you should demand more from your worm supplier. Here are some of the reasons that set Fiddle Creek Farms Euro Nightcrawlers apart from the crowd:
Fast Reliable Shipping - All bulk Euro Nightcrawler orders are shipped via US Priority Mail (Typically 2-5 day service to most areas from the day your order is shipped). Prices listed include Shipping & Handling! Orders cannot be cancelled
Live Delivery Guarantee - We are confident that you will be completely satisfied with the product you receive. However, if there is a problem with your order upon delivery, simply contact us for a replacement. Read our Live Guarantee Policy
Bulk Orders are shipped on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Only - Our central location in the heart of the country allows us to provide high quality and flexible customer service to all U.S. locations. Note: We reserve the right to hold shipments during extreme hot or cold temperature conditions. Customers are notified via email if orders are delayed due to extreme temperature and/or weather conditions. Orders must be received 1-2 business days in advance of shipping dates. For example, orders shipped on Monday must be received by no later than 12:00 (noon) CST on Saturday. Orders shipped on Wednesday must be received no later than 12:00 (noon) CST on Tuesday.
Our bait worm products are tested for nutritional value to assist the customer in providing a diverse and healthy diet. The nutritional make up of a Euro Driftworm is approximately 83.6% moisture, 11.7% protein, 1.5% fat, 1.2% ash and 2.0% other.
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Best Bait Worms...Sure, some folks go fishing with a tackle box full of lures, jigs, and spinner baits, but nothing makes fish bite like a big, juicy worm...the lifelike action is built right in!
Euro Driftworms make a great staple food or treat for herps, turtles, amphibians, aquarium and pond fish too!