European Night crawlers aka Belgian worms are better known in the scientific community as Eisenia Hortensis. These worms are very similar to the red worms, they are both in the same family of worms. The European Night crawlers share many of the same traits that make the red worms such good compost worms. The European Night crawlers are slightly larger than the red worms, which makes them great for composting and fishing too.
These worms are 2-4 inches long, and a little skinnier than a pencil. They can eat nearly 1/2 of their weight in food every day. We sell these worms as bed run, which means you will receive a mix of baby, juvenile, and adult size worms. There are about 400 worms per pound. The worms are separated and weighed first. Then we add a bunch of bedding (normally dry peat moss) and put them in a breathable cloth bag and ship them straight to your doorstep.
When you receive your order you can add them directly into you compost bin or pile. The worms may be a little dehydrated since they are shipped in a dry bedding. Make sure they have a moist environment with composting food ready for them so that they can re hydrate and nourish themselves. After the worms have settled in feed them only when they start running low on food. You shouldn’t have to add any water since most foods already provide a lot of moisture content. There should never be any standing water at the bottom of the bin.