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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 Saturday at 1:00 pm to make Monday or 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 132 reviews
Jason Strange


Donald Lourie
Very Large Worms

These are the largest Africans I have purchased. I ordered 5 pounds and when I got them, separated the worms carefully from the compost. I weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces. That is a lot short. And the bag was made from a fabric that hundreds of worms were caught in. I used a knife and scissors to free them. The shipper tried to save money. But not a good job.

David L Smith
Alive and well

Doing great in their new home

Billy Coble
Nice looking worms and great customer service

This is the second time I've ordered from them. This time I had one out of the 2) 5# boxes arrive dead. Contacted them and they quickly resolved and sent out and replacement box. Just received the replacement box today and they are all very nice and lively like the other boxes I've received. Very happy with purchasing from them, and will be doing more business with them in the future!

Kelsey Richard
A Frican Awesome Purchase

All the worms came healthy and alive. They are doing well in my bins. 10/10 would recommend buying from Midwest Worms. This is my second purchase from them. Great source for anyone needing quality live worms!