Worms

  Trout worms (European Nightcrawler)



Our Trout Worms are European Nightcrawlers which are a larger cousin of the Red Worm, and while certainly useful as a composting worm, is widely known for its potential as a bait worm.

Not only is it the perfect size – larger than a Red Worm, and smaller than a Canadian Nightcrawler (Lumbricus terrestris) – but it is also very durable, and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. I’ve not only read that these worms can even be used successfully in brackish waters and for ice fishing, I’ve had great success using these trout worms for winter ice fishing and for flounder fishing in the salt water.

Unlike Canadian Nightcrawlers (also known as ‘Dew Worms’), this species also does not need to be refrigerated during storage – although doing so may help to increase their shelf life even longer since it slows down their metabolism.

Research seems to indicate that European Nightcrawlers aren’t as prolific in the breeding department as Red Worms, nor are they as effective when it comes to processing organic wastes. Many worm farmers disagree – some indeed consider the Euro to be the “perfect” worm


Canadian Night Crawlers / Big Fish Bait

Dew worms or night crawlers (lumbricus terrestris)  are common names for a species of earthworm that is active at night but also surface and crawl about during wet or rainy weather. They often leave casts on the surface which make lawns bumpy and uneven. Dew worms are more common on older, shaded or heavily watered lawns        .     

These large worms are the preferred bait by many anglers targeting big fish. Almost all of the sturgeon caught on the Kennebecasis River in New Brunswick are hooked on big night crawlers. They are also popular bait for striped bass, lake trout and flounder.
 
Our large night crawlers can stay alive and healthy in our prepackaged tubs for about 8 - 10 weeks if stored in a fridge around 36 - 38 degrees F.



Bulk Canadian Nightcrawlers


Canadian Nightcrawlers can be purchased in bulk in lots of 500 or 250.

500 Canadian Nightcrawlers more than enough for a week long fishing trip with friends out in the woods and is available for only $72.00 + HST ( a $200 retail value)

250 Canadian Nightcrawlers for only $39.00 + HST ( a $100 retail value)


Bulk Trout Worms

Our bulk compost worms may be of great interest to any angler looking at raising his/her own fishing worms. Our compost worms come with a mixture of younger and smaller worms along with bait size worms. Perfect for not only composting but also for your own personal supply of fishing worms all year long.

Each pound of worms means just that!!   A full pound of pure worms and not a pound of soil mixed with worms. Each pound contains approximately 450 – 500 worms.

To purchase large Canadian Nightcrawlers or Trout/Compost worms in bulk, please contact us to arrange for delivery.

We may be able to deliver your order to you anywhere along our route free of delivery charge as we service our locations listed on the 'Where to Buy' page.   We visit each of these locations roughly every other week, so please keep that in mind as you prepare to place your order.


Compost Worms

Our Compost worms are European Nightcrawlers which have become much more popular than the Red Wriggler for composting.

Compost worms, which produce worm castings, are used in gardens to help cultivate and nourish the soil, yeilding to much healthier harvests of your vegetables.

You can purchase compost worms for just:

One pound orders - $54.50 + HST.

Two pounds for $100.00 + HST.

As with the bulk purchases of Canadian Nightcrawlers, we will try to arrange delivery free of charge within 2 weeks at or near one of our retail locations.

Our bulk compost worms may be of great interest to any angler looking at raising his/her own fishing worms. Our compost worms come with a mixture of younger and smaller worms along with bait size worms. Perfect for not only composting but also for your own personal supply all year long.

Each pound of worms means just that!! A full pound of pure worms and not a pound of soil mixed with worms. Each pound contains approximately 450 – 500 worms.

To read more about compost worms and their benefits, please visit Red Worm Composting.


Pure Earthworm Castings are an incredible organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that is of unsurpassed fertility.  Because it has an abundance of readily available, non-burning nutrients, you add only a little in your plants. Earthworm castings go much farther and produce results that are simply far superior to those of conventional manures, compost or other organic fertilizers.




Try it once and you will see definite differences in the yield, size, health, and color of your vegetables, fruit, flowers, houseplants, lawns and more

Why Use Worm Castings (aka “Vermicompost”)?

  • Improve soil porocity and moisture capacity at the same time
  • Stimulate robust root growth and overall plant vigor
  • Provide your plants with both readily-available and “slow-release” nutrients
  • Add “life” to your soil in the form of a diverse ecosystem of beneficial microbes and micro-invertebrates
  • Help your plants resist/overcome attack from plant pathogens and pest organisms.
  • Will never burn/harm your plants or the soil ecosystem (unlike inorganic fertilizer salts)