Can Of Worms

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Can Of Worms
  • Can Of Worms item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
TooltipRight click to open
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell5 SC
Research2 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4345 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Can Of Worms is a consumable grab bag-type item which can be opened by pressing Open / Activate from within the player's inventory. It contains 5–11 different worms. Cans Of Worms can be found in chests at the Surface and Underground layers.


Enchanted NightcrawlerEnchanted Nightcrawler(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)1–23/10 (30%)
Gold WormGold Worm(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11/20 (5%)



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Can Of WormsCan Of Worms(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Herb BagHerb Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Herb BagHerb Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • The Can Of Worms can appear in Surface Chests in stacks of 1–4, but higher amounts are rarer. The chance it has just one is 84%, the chance of two is 12.33%, the chance of three is 3.33%, and the chance of four is only 0.33%.


  • The worms contained in the Cans Of Worms can be used as fishing bait.
  • It is much more profitable to sell the contents of a Can Of Worms than the can itself.
  • In Journey Mode, the player can research two Cans Of Worms, then duplicate and open them until they obtain a sufficient number of Gold Worms to research them. This can be done easily and early in the game, and doing so will provide access to excellent bait, with 50% Bait Power (on par with the best baits of the game), and Golden Delight, which is the best food in the game, giving 48 minutes of Exquisitely Stuffed.