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African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus Eugeniae) - Midwest Worms
African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus Eugeniae) - Midwest Worms
African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus Eugeniae) - Midwest Worms

African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus Eugeniae)

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African Nightcrawlers (scientific name: Eudrilus Eugeniae), are also known as ANC’s, or Africans. They are rapidly becoming the favorite composting worm of those who want to produce higher quantities of Worm Compost/Castings in less time. The African Nightcrawler can compost over twice the quantities of food scraps and/or manure than other composting worms. They breed very rapidly, and is the largest composting worm available, growing up to 7-8 inches in length.  They are also a good fishing worm.  In Australia, the African Nightcrawler is possibly their most loved and used fishing worm.  In fact, in Australia, fishing is one of the largest hobbies and pastimes of any country in the world.

Whether for composting or fishing the African Nightcrawler is quickly becoming the most sought-after worm in the World.  When they are full grown there is approximately 300-350/lb.

All orders must be placed by Sunday at 1:00 pm to make Tuesday’s Shipping, all orders that come in after 1:00pm Saturday will be shipped the following Monday(9 days later).

Automatic Discount is applied when buying multiple 5 lb orders. The more you buy, the more you save!



It is not possible to guarantee 100% pure worm species with any type of composting worm.  It is always possible for occasional roamers that leave there growing tray and get into another species tray.  There is always a chance of receiving a few “other” species in your order.  These “other” species are usually also great composters.  So far, to date, we have not received any complaints on this issue but it does happen in the worm industry occasionally even when taking many precautions.  While we raise both Red Wigglers and European Nightcrawler  worms here at our own farm, our African Nightcrawlers are raised  and are drop-shipped to you from another worm farm we have partnered with.

  When placing an order please read our shipping policy for details on when we ship and what to do if there are any problems with your worms upon arrival.

Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews
Thomas Patrick
African Nightcrawlers

These guys/gals came in extra heavy, maybe pound over, and I don't think any were dead. Had a few excape but thats not bad with about 3 lbs of Africans. A 1 shipping. Appreciate the prompt service. Would buy again, but they're breeding me tons of babies.

Kelly Henson
All alive

Packaged well plenty heat packs,all alive and active!! Thank you for delivering quality !!!


Perfectly packaged- despite cold weather, there did not appear to be any deaths. Nightcrawlers acclimated nicely, have not had any issues and it has been a few weeks since they arrived. This is my third order from Midwest Worms, and I plan to only order from them in the future. Worm orders from other vendors have routinely been deceased.

Bob Hollaway
Deceased Upon Arrival

Even though they seemed to be packaged pretty well many of the worms were dead when contents were emptied into bin. I’m not sure at this time how many have survived since they have dug down through the soil unable to locate within 6 inches of the surface. I’m not asking for any type reimbursement but would recommend additional heat for the worms during transportation.

Byron Powell

More than happy with my purchase. The sheer value well exceeded my expectations. My worms are doing great and settled in quickly. Just as impressed with my euros which I ordered afterwards. Simply amazing quality, highly recommended. "You get what you pay for" doesn't apply here...at all. You get more.
Thank you for just doing things the right way. Blessings!