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Who's Pickin' Crawlers This Weekend??

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Should be ripe for the pickin's with this rain coming Sat & Sun. Time to fill the bait box!

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How do you guys keep your Worms alive for future use. I suppose you need the worm bedding and a little effort is all. Do you feed them also?

I'll hang up and listen!

Thanks Pier!

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I don't do anything special with mine......just keep them cool and moist in the Frabil worm bedding. Try to pull the dead or sickly looking ones out of the herd ASAP.

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I did the same as Lmitout. Worm bedding and I put them in 6qt ice cream pails with holes punched in the top. I usualy have 3-5 pails in the fridge. I keep them for quite some time.

I have not feed them but have thought about it.

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Im gonna try the worm food this year.The biggest problem always seems to be not searching the worm bedding good enough when picking out the dead ones,always seems to be a couple that die tucked tight in a corner.

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It just wont rain here. I got a rubbermaid container in the fridge just waiting for some wormies. I had to buy some this week, $3.18 for 24! I use the ground newspaper bedding and I always put like coffee grounds, egg shells, grass clippings for food. We might get some rain Sunday and if so I plan to get some nightcrawlers. My wife asked what that huge thing in the bottom of the fridge was. I just said, 'Worm dirt.' She goes, 'I knew it'.

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I still have some I picked last october when we drained our pool ,,,chlorinated water brings them out of the ground real nice ,,,Just put them in some bedding and fed them corn meal once a week and they are still healthy and fat,,,I did have 2 die but thats because they escaped and dried up on the floor

LAS

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hope to get some this weekend they are talking rain I keep them in worm bedding I have fed them but if you feed them to much the food will mold a little goes a long way

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come on rain ive got some choice crawler spots here in minneapolis and i gotta get my stocks up. Any one ever seen any electric rods that you stick in the ground and get em to come up?

when i was a boy there was an old timer that would bring me out picking them and he had something like it and it worked. well it worked in my memmory as a young boy

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The SHOCK method dose work, but the life span of the crawlers is about 1 day...This may be ok if you catch them to use the next day. THE DEATH RATE IS HIGH........

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ahh ty for heading off alot of research i was about to do. i want em fat and fiesty not dead

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I am now in the Grand Rapids area and the soil is very heavy here. If I started a compost pile would that draw the nightcrawlers? I don't seem to see many around.

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stupid question , but do they reproduce on there own , or do you need to keep adding some to keep the stock up

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Well the rain finally came. Might have to sneak out a little later to see if there are any to harvest.

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Worm bedding does come with food already in it. However, eventually you may have to add more, if you keep them for a long time.

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Ill be out there tonight,but im gonna wait a little later maybe around 10-11.

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I will also be out tonight, only found a few so far this year. Hoping for a couple 100 tonight. I hate paying for em.

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ive got all my traps set and ready to check them in about an hour or so.... i found 12 6" crawlers wihle digging thu the garden a wile ago

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I went out about 8 and got about 5 dozen in my bedding so I am ready to go fishing with crawlers happy picking tonight guys and gals

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I just got in after about 20 min of picking and nabbed about three dozen. They're out there tonight!

I bought some Fat and Sassy worm bedding today to see how that works. I usually use the stuff that looks like shredded newspaper and you add water to it. The F&S doesn't require water unless it really dries up, so we'll see.

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Got about a hundred in 20 min. Gonna give it a rest for an hour or so and give it another go. Oh the look on her face in the morn when she opens the fridge is gonna be priceless.

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Got about 5dz tonight. Would got more but the wife let the dogs out

and they wanted to help me out.lol

Brian

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What"s the best way to get them? I was out for about 30 min. tonite only got about 2 doz but saw about 50 doz. or at least it seemed like it, as soon as the light hits them their gone???

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