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Old 07-16-2005, 06:04 PM
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I'm going to be making a nightcrawler bed in my backyard. Not only do I think this will be a fun project for my kids and I but we'll have plenty of bait.

I want to edge it out with boards and maybe screen to top.

Anyone out there ever get into this?

Dennis :wave:
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:03 PM
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Make sure of plenty of drainage. That is a must. Nothing smells worse than rotting worms :eew:

Well maybe rotting bunker. Lol

At my old house, whenever we went fishing the leftover worms we had, we would put in the compost pile. Much the same you describe yours. Just all the sides where a fine mesh screen, extra ventilation.

After about 2 years of that all we needed to do was take a couple hand shovel's full of the compost and put it in a bucket. We'd go fishing and have about 60 worms in the bucket! Most of the leftover worms went back inot the pile, the rest of them and the compost went into the gardens.

If you give it some patience and plenty of ventialtion and drainage, you'll be good! :wtg:
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:31 PM
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Make sure of plenty of drainage. That is a must. Nothing smells worse than rotting worms :eew:

Well maybe rotting bunker. Lol

At my old house, whenever we went fishing the leftover worms we had, we would put in the compost pile. Much the same you describe yours. Just all the sides where a fine mesh screen, extra ventilation.

After about 2 years of that all we needed to do was take a couple hand shovel's full of the compost and put it in a bucket. We'd go fishing and have about 60 worms in the bucket! Most of the leftover worms went back inot the pile, the rest of them and the compost went into the gardens.

If you give it some patience and plenty of ventialtion and drainage, you'll be good! :wtg:


Now that you mention it I remeber that smell....... :puke:

Thanks for the tips. Sounds good. :wtg:

Dennis
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:49 PM
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Mine is made out of a 5 gallon bucket

About a gajillion 1/2" holes drilled around the sides and the bottom up to 6" below the top.
Nylon window screen material stuffed in to cover the holes held by a bead of silicone 3" below the top and trimmed.
Buried in the shadiest most out of the way place in the yard with about 1" showing.
Filled to the top row of holes with really nice dark black soil from the bottom of my mulch pile and topped with a piece of slate so no one breaks a leg and no enterprising birds/animals decide to have a worm spagetti dinner.

The spot in the yard is nice and moist so I don't have to worry about watering em. I feed em coffee grinds once a week and they're doing real well.
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:46 PM
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Mine is made out of a 5 gallon bucket

About a gajillion 1/2" holes drilled around the sides and the bottom up to 6" below the top.
Nylon window screen material stuffed in to cover the holes held by a bead of silicone 3" below the top and trimmed.
Buried in the shadiest most out of the way place in the yard with about 1" showing.
Filled to the top row of holes with really nice dark black soil from the bottom of my mulch pile and topped with a piece of slate so no one breaks a leg and no enterprising birds/animals decide to have a worm spagetti dinner.

The spot in the yard is nice and moist so I don't have to worry about watering em. I feed em coffee grinds once a week and they're doing real well.

Thanks Sudsy :wtg:

How often and how many do you think you take for bait?

I'm trying to figure about how much of an area I need to keep a family of four going :hug: :ninja: :cheer:

Dennis :wave:
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:29 PM
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Depends on how many you use.
My little guys and I are are primarily surf rats. When we do fish freshwater we're usually using plugs and flys so a flat of nightcrawlers is enough for us for a whole season.

Your milage may vary.
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