African Nightcrawlers Chow Down!

My worm-friend, Andrew, recently sent me a link to a cool video he made. It features his African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus eugeniae) munching away on some waste materials. Not sure what sort of camera he used, but it’s wild how close up (and clear) it is!

As long as you keep these worms warm (ideally above 20C/68F), they are apparently pretty voracious feeders! Seeing the mouths on the ones in the video, this doesn’t surprise me at all!

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    • Anna
    • September 3, 2010

    Wow! That’s a great video and now I want some African night crawlers. You’re bad for my wallet, Bentley (HAHA!).

  1. Those are insane!

    • LARRY D.
    • September 4, 2010

    If those worms had teeth,they would look like a sea lamprey.I think i lost an eyebrow watching that closeup footage!

    • Michael
    • September 4, 2010

    Andrew done a great job on this video!

    • Andrew
    • September 10, 2010

    See what happens when you don’t visit this site every day? I’m late to my own video “debut”. 🙂 There were 2 reasons I could get that close to the worms: my Canon S5 has a super-macro setting and my African nightcrawler bin is actually a 32 gal. glass terrarium. More details here:

    Anyone who wants to observe worms without disturbing them should consider a glass container. Most major pet store chains sell 10 gal. aquariums for $10. With 1.4 ft² of surface area, it can comfortably accommodate 2 lbs.of red wigglers…maybe 1.5 lbs. if you have African or European nightcrawlers. I haven’t tried watching them with a black light yet, but someone has suggested it might be pretty wild.

    • Kenneth
    • June 13, 2015

    I started in January with the ANC’s. So far the only worm bin that seems to work for them is the Mega Worm Inn. You will still get some that get out of the bottom of the Inn. It is indoors in Florida with no A,C. unless I’m home. So far 80 to 85 F during the day and the ANC’s are still doing fine.

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