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How do you raise European Nightcrawlers?

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Asked by: Cynthia Segura

How Do I Farm European Nightcrawlers?

  1. Purchase large, plastic bins to house your worms. …
  2. Place 8 to 10 inches of dampened peat moss into each of your bins. …
  3. Add your starter worms to the bins. …
  4. Place the bins in a cool, dark place. …
  5. Feed your worms food scraps or grains. …
  6. Measure the pH of the bins daily.

Are nightcrawlers easy to raise?

Uncle Jim’s recommends the European Nightcrawlers

Gardenworm’s Super Red Worms are very easy to raise, and breeds real fast. Not only does it grow to about 6 inches long, it’s also heat and cold resistant.

How long does it take European Nightcrawlers to breed?

ENCs reproduce rapidly, but not as quick as red worms, but still fast. New hatchlings become mature breeders in an average of about 13 weeks. European night crawlers produce an average of a little over 1 cocoon a week.

Red Worms
European Night Crawler
African Night Crawler
Alabama Jumper
Blue Worm

How do you keep European Nightcrawlers alive?

First thing you're going to need is somewhere to keep your bait refrigerated. Especially worms and night crawlers they need to be kept cold.

How do you care for European Nightcrawlers?

Days they're ideal for keeping in a cool basement or garage if it's regularly under ninety degrees. Or you can keep the bin. Outside in the shade.

How do you start a nightcrawler farm?

You want the newspaper to be damp but not soaked. Place it into your container, add in the potting soil and crushed egg shells, and mix them together. Place your worms inside the new farm and feed them with food scraps such as fruit and vegetables, bread and pasta. Avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits.

What is the best thing to feed nightcrawlers?

If you don’t care what happens to the night crawlers once they’re fully grown (for people who raise night crawlers to catch fish), feed them fruit and vegetable skins, molded bread, and finely shredded paper-based trash. Make sure the food is damp, or they won’t be able to consume it.

How often do you feed European Nightcrawlers?

Feed only very lightly for the first week, then feed every other day beginning with ½ cup per pound of worms.

Can nightcrawlers live in potting soil?

Gritty soil particles also aids the worms’ digestive process. Potting soil, or soil from outdoors is fine.