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European Nightcrawlers now available

23 Feb

European Nightcrawlers are now available at They can be used for composting just like the red worm, but are a bit larger, stronger and are deeper tunnelers than the top feeding red worm.  Red Worms prefer piles of moist decaying organic matter (leaves, manure).

There are many different species of earthworm ranging in size and climate, most can be classified in one of two larger camps. The first being the deeper dwelling tunnelers (European Nightcrawler), and secondly the top feeding composters (Red Worm).  A lot of biologists claim that all earthworms have been introduced, from settlers bringing them in potted plants and so forth.  I have a hard time with that, but guess it could be possible.

Care for both worms is similar and they can even co-habitate. The nightcrawlers are able to be added directly to your garden, flowerbed, or lawn, while the red worms would not fare so well.  The red wigglers are more prolific smaller worm that will not scatter like the European nightcrawler, or Alabama Jumper.  Both are well suited for composting and bin raising, and care is identical.

European nightcrawlers are typically what you will find at bait shops, and grow thicker and longer than the red wiggler.  Both are active on a hook and will get the fish to bite.


Fishing worms

4 Feb

Red worms are excellent for fishing bait. They (eisenia foetida) are active wigglers, and a little smaller than their earthworm or European nightcrawler (eisenia hortensis).

The smaller size of the red wiggler allows them to fit nicely on various sizes of hooks, and they don’t require pinching in half like the larger nightcrawler.  Sometimes referred to as trout worms red worms are a great bait for fishing rivers, lakes, and streams.  Even in cold water temps. these worms provide lots of action on your hook for long periods of time.

We also have European nightcrawlers available if you would prefer a larger worm for your hook.

If your are in the San Antonio or Lake Livingston area come by and pick some up, or we can ship, usually in a couple of days.