NEXT GEN BREEDER BLEND-AFRICAN NIGHTCRAWLER COCOONS
Now Available-NEXT GEN BREEDER BLEND AFRICAN NIGHTCRAWLER COCOONS.
When worms are screened, the bedding material, laden with cocoons is traditionally returned to the grow beds to produce the next generation of African Nightcrawlers.
Because we are LOADED with worms, we are now offering this worm bed material to our customers!
African Nightcrawler Cocoons are a great, economical way to start your squirm of African Nightcrawlers! Our 4 gallon Breeder Blend Mix comes packed in bedding ready to be hatched. *With an average reproduction rate of 4 worms per cocoon, an 80% success rate will give you thousands of Baby African Nightcrawlers.
To ensure your cocoons arrive safely, we have packaged your cocoons in organic compost with sufficient food for approximately two weeks. We also moistened the cocoons. Thus, they will have plenty of food (in case they hatch early) and sufficient moisture in case of any delays during transport. Just pour the contents of your package into your worm bin and cover with 1” to 2” layer of moist bedding.
The cocoons are opaque, oval-shaped to a small point at each end, and very small – not much bigger than 1/8” in diameter. Because the cocoons are moist, the bedding particles will stick to them, making them look like the particles of dirt. They will be difficult to see.
Water the bedding until damp and keep it moist. Worms require moisture to breathe. If the bedding dries out during the first month, you could lose some of your hatched worms.
Worm cocoons hatch within 2-3 weeks when the bedding temperature reaches 70 degrees. Baby worms are small and whitish-pinkish when they leave the cocoon. Each cocoon egg produces approximately 4 worms. Within 2-3 days, they begin to change color to eventually match their surroundings. In a short 3 months, they will begin to reproduce a second generation of cocoons. Each worm produces approximately 38 cocoons annually.
*Successful hatching rates are dependent upon temperatures, oxygen, and moisture levels.
Your results may vary, and because the cocoons are out of our control once they arrive, we cannot make any hatch rate guarantees.
USA Shipping is only $19 (No shipments to Hawaii).