400+ ENC COCOONS/BEDDING
200+ ENC COCOONS


                                             

European Nightcrawler Cocoons  (Dendrobaena veneta now also called Eisenia hortensis)

Our entire breeding stock is imported from Europe in 2018!!
Have you ever raised nightcrawlers or worms from the
cocoons (worm eggs)?  All you need to do is put the cocoons and the bedding they come in on top of moist bedding add a bit of food then keep them warm and moist and they will hatch.  About 70F is a good temperature to hatch worm cocoons.  The cocoons will average one to three worms per cocoon - so you will have a good start on your worm colony in a very short time.  You will need to keep the bedding moist not wet and don't place the bed/bin in direct sunlight or light.

Some cocoons should begin to hatch before three weeks and others will continue to hatch over the next few weeks.   The newly hatched worms will look like short pink threads.   They grow rather quickly to recognizable little worms.


IMPORTANT!!! Do not allow the young worms to become crowded.  As they grow you will need to divide them into several new beds/bins.  If they become crowded they will not grow to full size, they will become stunted in growth.


Here is more information on how to hatch worm cocoons.   And we have a few tips on raising European Nightcrawlers.  This is aninteresting link to a video by Cornell University:Vermicompost a Living Soil Amendment.


We hand count the cocoons and then add extra cocoons for the 200+ so you receive more than the amount you order and ship them in a small amount of bedding.  We hand count random samples of the cocoons shipped in vermicompost to be sure of the count.  All the cocoons are freshly sorted, vigorous and healthy.   We include sample bags of Our Worm Food and Limestone to help you get started.


Please feel free to contact us for any questions you have or any that might arise as you hatch your cocoons and raise your nightcrawlers.  We will be  happy to help you to the best of our ability. 


*****We ship via USPS Priority Mail.  Someone should be there to accept the delivery.*****

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                                             TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK!!  

                                             Our entire breeding stock is imported from Europe in 2018!! 

                                                       200 ENC Cocoons (Worm Eggs) - Includes Shipping!  

                                                                Comes in a small amount of bedding.

                                                                                                       200+ Cocoons  $24.50



NOTE:  WE ONLY SELL AND SHIP THE 200+ ENC COCOONS TO THE USA (INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII).  NO INTERNATIONAL OR APO, FPO, US PROTECTORATES. 

                                                                                          

                                            

                                           Our entire breeding stock is imported from Europe in 2018!! 

                                           Freshly harvested on 6/8/18.                

                                                      400+ ENC Cocoons (Worm Eggs) in Bedding $22.50
                                                      (apprx. 1 Gallon)              Includes Shipping!

                                                        
                                                                                      

                                                                                            

NOTE:   WE ONLY SELL AND SHIP THE ENC COCOONS/VERMICOMPOST TO THE LOWER 48 STATES.  NO SALES TO ALASKA, HAWAII, APO, FPO, US PROTECTORATES OR INTERNATIONAL SALES.


Someone should be there to accept the delivery especially in extreme hot or cold temperatures. 

 

PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB the cocoons once you have them in their new bed.  The hatchlings are very tiny and disturbing the bedding may suffocate them.  Their tunnels are also very tiny and they need them to be able to breathe air. 

After about four weeks, if you wish to see the tiny worms, place a few small pieces of overripe muskmelon, banana or pear on top of the bedding.  After a couple of days remove the fruit and you should see some tiny worms where the fruit was.




Contact us:  dave@nightcrawlercastings.com




 











































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