African Nightcrawler Composting Worms

African Nightcrawlers, aka Eudrilus eugeniae are large and highly sought-after composting worms that produce a beautiful, granular and uniform cast. 

"ANCs" prefer warmer temperatures and are rumored to be more voracious vermicomposters than both the European Nightcrawler and its smaller cousin, the Red Wiggler.

These guys are bigger than red wigglers, so expect around 300-400 worms per pound. 

Expect shipment on Mondays or Tuesdays!

Note: We cannot ship to Hawaii

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    Eduardo R.
    United States United States


    Service was great. Arrived alive and active

    Dean B.
    United States United States


    The African night crawlers came in good time and took to their new home quite well. They produce wonderfully large castings that I was able to see within a few days of placing them in their new homes. Thanks Urban Worm Co.!

    Cecily G.
    United States United States

    Best composting worms ever!

    I've had these little guys for a month now and purchased them alongside some RWs and ENCs. Running my bins pure. I can say with absolute certainty now that ANCs outperform the others by A LOT. They tear through cardboard, junk mail, scraps, leaves... Everything. At two weeks I was already noticing a lot of castings, and I imagine I will need to harvest this bin well before the other two because they are just that voracious. Not only that, but they are just beautiful worms to begin with. Need I say more? All that aside... The worms I received were quite young, but very healthy. They were a little slower to burrow into the bedding because they are not so photosensitive, but they did eventually (with no escape attempts!) No dead worms. Nothing mixed in with the ANCs, so all pure as far as I can tell. So not only would I highly recommend this worm, but I couldn't recommend the supplier more. 10/10!!

    JEAN A.
    United States United States

    I've never received my worms...

    I'm appalled at the lack of communication from this business, it's been months since I ordered two books from ANCs. He told me to be patient and wait until the weather was favorable, but eventually he sent the worms while I was traveling out of the states, although I had previously informed them of my absence. Now when I try to contact them for a new shipment they tell me they have already sent it..... Frustrated...

    Craig B.
    United States United States

    ANC worms were good to go!

    Worms were shipped in a timely manner, well packaged and very healthy. They are doing a great job eating my food scraps!

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