While some believe that African night crawlers are higher maintenance than other bait and composting worms, others swear they are worth the effort.
The best way to keep them requires being very aware of the temperature they are living in. African night crawlers are sensitive to cold, but can withstand high temperatures. They thrive in 70°F-80°F environments, but can even manage in temperatures that reach 90°F. Any temperatures below 60°F-50°F are not ideal for African night crawlers.
you can get tested for parasites at a fully-qualified lab near you,
no doctor's visit required! Check it out at HealthLabs.com!
They typically grow to be larger than other composting worms. Therefore our reader needs to make sure his living environment for these worms is large enough for them to explore and plump up, and reproduce.
African night crawlers are known to have huge appetites, and will eat just about any decaying matter. However, there are some foods that are better for these creatures than others. Healthy food options include (but are not limited to) fruit waste, vegetable waste, egg shells, coffee grounds, starches in moderation, broken down cardboard, garden waste, tree waste, and commercial worm food. Foods that our reader should not use include citrus fruits, meat and dairy products, human waste, and pet waste.
To summarize, a reader was curious about African night crawlers, which are usually used as either bait worms or for composting.
|No Paywall Here!
All About Worms is and always has been a free resource. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or make you give us your email address, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to pay our research authors, and to run and maintain the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep All About Worms free?