European Nightcrawlers for Sale (Ideal Composting Worms!)

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If you’re looking for some good composting worms, European nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) are amongst the best options available. They’re quickly becoming a top favorite breed for worm farms, with many worm industry leaders predicting that they’ll overtake Red Wigglers in popularity!

What’s great is that they can grow up to 4 to 5”, that’s 2 to 5 times bigger than regular red worms while being just as active. They also dig deeper than red worms but are still considered top feeders. This means they’ll thrive closer to topsoil where decomposing organic matter is while aerating for a speedier compost process.

You can’t go wrong with these, and they’re an ideal pick for both first-time and experienced worm farmers. These heat and cold-tolerant composting worms are sometimes also referred to as ENCs, Euros, Super Red Worms, and Belgian Night Crawlers.


  • Ideal medium-large worm for composting
  • Perfect as bait worms for fishing trips
  • Live feed for pet reptiles, turtles, ducks, and large fish.


  • GREAT AERATORS: European nightcrawlers dig deeper than red worms, while still being top feeders. This leads to better aeration for a speedier breakdown of compost.
  • GROW BIG: These popular composting worms grow up to 4 to 5” bigger, up to 2 to 5 times bigger than red worms, which allows them to digest larger material too!
  • VERY HARDY: These super red worms can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and hibernate for up to three months when temperature drop below 39˚F instead of dying like other worms.
  • ACTIVE ON HOOK: They’re considered to be the best fishing worm in the world since they’re very active on the hook. They can withstand brackish waters, and don’t need refrigeration making them perfect for fishing trips!

Why Order From PlanetNatural

Here at Planet Natural, our customers come first! So whether you have a question before ordering, once the worms are delivered, or long after they’re growing, our team is here to help.

You’re always GUARANTEED a LIVE DELIVERY! And we understand there are risks that the worms might arrive dead and for that, we stand behind our live delivery guarantee and will have a free reshipment mailed to you in such a situation.

Shipping Information:

Our prices include all shipping costs! Orders will ship 2 to 3 days after your order has been received. If you have any specific shipping needs or requests, please email and we will be happy to accommodate you.

We ship out our worms bed run, meaning there will be an even mix of mature and non-mature worms. All worms will mature within 6 weeks. Each shipment comes with clear instructions to make the process easy for you.

For timely, live delivery, please receive your order when it arrives as we will not be responsible for ‘live shipments’ left unattended at your doorstep. Kindly make arrangements with your neighbor or get it delivered to a work address if you will not be at home during the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

I work during the day and will not be home to receive the package. Is that ok?

Live worms left in a mailbox or unattended at your doorstep will not survive for too long. To facilitate our customers, we can have them held at your local Post Office instead. Alternatively, you can make arrangements with your neighbor or get it delivered to a work address if you will not be at home during the day.

Please leave any delivery instructions while ordering for a timely, live delivery.

I live on the West Coast, and you ship out of Pennsylvania. Will the worms survive in transit?

That shouldn’t be a problem at all! We ship nationwide with USPS 2-3 Day priority mail, so your worms will not be in transit for very long. We always guarantee a live delivery, so if there are any delays or issues while in transit, we have you covered with a free reshipment of worms.

I live in the Northeast. Can I still compost during the winter?

Yes, you absolutely can! You can compost year-round if the soil temperature is maintained between 40 and 80 degrees. When composting outdoors, you can insulate the bin with mulch, hay, or other materials that can retain heat. If you have a movable bin or a smaller one, it’s recommended to bring it indoors to your basement or garage.

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