“Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible.” – Charles Darwin on Earthworms
It’s scientific name is Eudrilus Eugeniae and is the most efficient waste converter and produces substances beneficial to plants. It’s a species of earthworm native to tropical west Africa and now widespread in warm regions like the Philippines. African night crawlers are very desirable for vermicomposting, harvesting worm castings, and raising for bait worms. African night crawlers produce absolutely huge castings
The tremendous appetite of the African Night Crawler makes them ideal for the compost bin and prolific worm casting (a.k.a. worm poop) producers; given the right environment. ANCs get much larger than red wigglers, over 8 inches is not uncommon. True to their size they eat a lot more than red worms and European night crawlers.