Cool New Worm!
I have found the PERFECT Worm. It is a large nightcrawler, that has all the attributes of a composting worm, with one additional benefit.
THEY THRIVE VERY WELL IN CLAY SOIL!
These HUGE crawlers will go through clay soil like Butter.
They will jump out of your hand, and drop back in the soil like nothing you have ever seen. They are so active, they would probably scare fish away. ;) Their mouths are so big you can actually see them suck. They remind me of catfish.
I'm calling them TheWormDude Crawlers! (Non Scientific Name)...other names are Georgia Jumpers, Alabama Jumpers, etc.
I just put them in my garden several months ago, provided them with some damp organic material, and they stayed and multiplied. I can collect a pound in under 5 minutes!
I'm testing some in captivity and they are doing great! I don't have enough to tell how well they vermicompost, but I'm guessing they won't do as well as Red Wigglers.
These are DEFINITELY not your normal nightcrawler.