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 *big* so expect around 300-400 worms per pound.
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So far so good. They live in a double 5gal bucket, and get the peelings and cores, and once a stale mini muffin. They arrived in below freezing temperatures, but once warmed up they got lively.