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If you are familiar with red worms one of the things you will immediately notice about the ANC is how large and muscular it is compared to the redworm. You may also be surprised at the large size of their castings. African night crawlers produce absolutely huge castings. There are some things you need to know before you try out African night crawlers so read up on the breed here on our ANC page.
It is also reported that ANCs like to crawl and explore. And plump up they will; ANCs make excellent bait worms. Scientific research revealed that ANCs grow more quickly than red worms. Newly hatched Africans reach sexual maturity blindly fast, as worms go. From each cocoon typically 2 hatchlings will emerge. So in about 20 a single African Night Crawler can produce nearly offspring.
While the ANC may not be very cold tolerant it does have the advantage of being able to withstand high temperatures. However we would not recommend letting the environment of African Night Crawlers get much higher than 90 F.
Africans are fairly easy to feed and care for. This list is not your only option, but merely a starting point. Learn more about feeding worms here. Do Feed: Fruit Waste - Non Citrus Apples, grapes, bananas, plums, peaches, pumpkin Vegetable Waste carrots, lettuce, beans, peas, limited amounts of potatoes, leaf vegetables Egg shells - In moderation and best when crushed up a bit.
Commercial worm food, Worm Chow etc Just start sparingly to supplement Do Not Feed:.
E-mail: anandharaj49 gmail. The important parameters such as cocoon production, hatchlings, total biomass and length of the earthworms were measured. The cocoon production was started at after 30 days and hatchlings were released after 45 days. Eudrilus eugeniae lives on the surface layer epigeic of moist soil and are also found wherever organic matter is accumulated Bouche, It is nocturnal and lies in the surface layer during the day. The worm is reddish brown with convex dorsal surface and pale white, flattened ventral side.
African Night Crawler
The African Nightcrawler has a uniform purple-grey sheen. Maximum weight can be achieved in weeks. The African Nightcrawler has been a favorite fishing worm due to tis size and does not need to be refeigerated like the Canaidan Nightcrawler. The African Nightcrawlers are excellent vermimcomposting worms, that are perfect for home vermicomposting and composting fibrous material such as leaves. How do you ship worms to survive in transit? We ship nationwide with USPS day priority mail, so your worms will not be in transit very long. We ship worms Monday to Wednesday to ensure delivery before Sunday so they are not left in transit on Sunday.
A Study on life cycle of Earth worm Eudrilus eugeniea