We assume that by “African earthworm” our reader means the Giant South African earthworm. These “giant” worms live up to their name, and can grow up to 22 feet long.
The African night crawler is another species of earthworm. They are often used for fishing bait or composting, and grow up to 8 inches.
you can get tested for parasites at a fully-qualified lab near you,
no doctor's visit required! Check it out at HealthLabs.com!
While we don’t know the specific effects of eating either of these worms, we wouldn’t recommend doing so. In some countries, eating worms is a delicacy and can be considered gourmet. However, some people have also gotten sick and developed parasites after eating worms. It is impossible to know exactly what might happen if you digest these earthworms.
Although our reader might have already eaten these African worms and is asking after the fact, we encourage them not to consume earthworms or night crawlers.
|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?