Prolific producer of castings
Largest earthworm for composting
Great food for larger pets
The African Nightcrawler is known for its size and appetite. This tropical worm species tolerates higher temperatures than its composting cousins. The African Nightcrawler has a uniform purple-grey sheen and the posterior segments are evenly tapered to a point. It can grow over 6 inches in length and is largest composting worm . The dark, nutrient rich vermicompost created by this earthworm is prized among organic gardeners. You can feed Africans your kitchen scraps, farm manure as well as grains formulated for worms. You will be amazed at how fast they can grow and produce worm castings. They breed quickly and can consume large amounts of organic material -- the larger the worm, the more it can eat! The African Nightcrawler will thrive in a habitat temperature of 75-86 °F.
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