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European Nightcrawlers – Fishing/Composting Worms - Midwest Worms

European Nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) – Fishing/Composting Worms

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European Nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis or Dendrobaena veneta) Also known as Belgian Nightcrawlers, Euros, or ENC’s. The European Nightcrawler is from the same family as the Red Wiggler (Eisenia fetida) but is more than twice the size. They can get up to 8 inches long and twice the diameter.  Euros are very durable, and also very tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

They are good composting worms and some have said that they are the best fishing worm in the world because they are extremely active on the hook. It’s been said that they can withstand brackish waters and even ice fishing as bait. If you are looking for a fantastic all around worm that makes a great fishing worm and is a great composting worm the European Nightcrawler is your worm. When full grown there are approximately 300-350/lb.

All orders must be placed by Sunday at 1:00 pm to make Monday or Tuesday’s Shipping, all orders that come in after 1:00pm Sunday 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 264 reviews
Jill M
Wealth of Knowledge

The European Nightcrawlers arrived in perfect shape. Kyle's knowledge for vermicomposting/ vericulture is fantastic. I originally ordered the worms to feed to my son's axolotl. After speaking with Kyle, he has me wondering if I can keep my current worm population up so I do not have to wonder when my next shipment of worms will deliver in the TX heat, as well as, food composting with them.

Jean Ackley
worms arrived healthy and happy

The most active worms that I have ever gotten. I wish there had been a little instruction with them but guess i will you tube

Robert Oaks
Great worms for fishing

I purchased the European crawlers specifically for a fishing trip to the boundary waters in Minnesota. They did not disappoint. They are very active on the hook and we caught several walleye as well as smallmouth bass and northern pike. I might add they are great escape artists and can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks in the styrofoam cooler I kept them in.

Kimberly W
Healthy Worms

Worms came healthy and are growing fast. I already ordered another pound.

Jesse Skok
Very happy with my order

I ordered 5 lbs of European Nightcrawlers. Could not have been more happy with the worms that I received. All arrived alive and healthy.