Best worm for fishing
Tolerates wide range of temperatures
Great food for larger pets
The European Nightcrawler is a popular worm for home composters, professional worm casting producers, as well as having a foothold in the bait business. Raised extensively in Holland, it has been exported around the world and has become a favorite within the worm wrangling community because of its tolerance to a wide range of temperatures. It can be identified by its very distinctive striped banding and wide girth. Although smaller in total mass than the African Nightcrawler, the quality of its castings are not affected by this slight difference in size. You can feed them either kitchen scraps or grain meal. The European Nightcrawler is more tolerant of lower temperatures than the Africans; however, they will still perish if exposed to freezing temperatures.