Alabama Jumpers in Texas

28 Mar

I have been experimenting for a little over a year with the Alabama Jumper, sometimes referred to as the Georgia Jumper, or in this case Texas Jumper. The scientific name of which being Amynthas agrestis.  Now that that’s out of the way, this Jumper isn’t even originally from Alabama?   As a matter of fact, it is believed to hail from Asia.  How about that?  This aggressive and super strong worm can and will jump right out of your hand.  This super strength makes it a powerful tunneler, and allows it to burrow through some of the hardest packed clay soil.  This worm is a hot item, and is in high demand by gardeners everywhere for these reasons.  European nightcrawlers, African nightcrawlers, and Red Worms, are all great, but the Alabama Jumper can go to work in clay and sand unlike the other varieties.  I have experienced it’s power first hand, and been amazed at it’s strength and ability to work through some hard soil.  In San Antonio, we’ve got some pretty tough clay, and I have seen these Jumpers perform mightily in it.  I too have read all the hype about this worm, and it is the real deal.  The Alabama Jumper is great for people that want a worm to go to work in their soil, garden, or flowerbeds.  For composting, producing castings, or fishing I would recommend the others.

I have been trying various methods of raising the Alabama Jumper for over a year, and have had success with raising them in bins, as well as, worm beds or pits.  They are reproducing in both environments, and I have a limited amount available for sale.  Call for availability.


5 Responses to “Alabama Jumpers in Texas”

  1. Dave Koehler June 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Please call, interested in your jumpers. Thanks! 210-889-9613

  2. Dawn Dalyce April 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    I’d love to call you for availability but can’t seem to find your phone number. I’m interested in Alabama Jumpers, I’d like to distribute them in California, where I’m a UC Davis Master Gardener, and President/ or VP of different Garden clubs. Please call me asap. Dawn Dalyce 209-596-3330

  3. Ron c March 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    I would like to know the cost of the Alabama jumpers

    • Texas Red Worms March 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

      Just go to the buy worms tab and you can make your selection. Thanks.


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