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Old 04-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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I want to buy worms in bulk and keep them for season. Does anyone have a simple setup low maintenance that I can manage in apartment? If some are easier to keep than others let me know.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:42 PM
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What kind of worms?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:36 PM
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I fish for striper and blues so I'm thinking sand night crawlers or blood
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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Worms will not hold up well for that long a time. Always better to buy them fresh as you go. I have held them for as long as a week, in my fridge (much to my wife's displeasure). Just not worth storing them. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:45 PM
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Yeah, I don't know how much success you're going to have keeping sandworms or blood worms alive in your appartment for an extended period of time, but I've never tried it. Maybe an aquarium half filled with moist sand?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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as Salty said, the longest Ive kept sands/bloods is about a week before you start getting the "deadheads" or "cigar" worms... the tails basically fall off as the worms try to conserve all their fluids near their heads... they still work but you dont get that sexy DANGLE that you get when you fish them 2 or 3 at a time... and worms that are dying STINK to high hell! Flats of sand will run you 30-50 bucks depending on where ya get em... fairly cheap and always fresh!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:07 PM
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I was actually thinking of a small worm farm. from what I've read it's doable. I was trying to decide between sand and night crawlers. Bloodworms are too expensive.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:02 AM
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Keeping nightcrawlers alive is easy...and they don't bite. Sandworms, on the other hand would be extremely difficult and expensive. Unless you live on a saltwater tidal area with access to sandbars that you can screen off - to keep the little critters inside and to keep the predators outside...then it might be doable Otherwise, you would have to set up a large tank, with sand to burrow in, and ample saltwater for them to get out and swim. Then you will have to feed them...whatever it is they eat...I guess zooplankton or seaweed (?) Are you planning on doing this on a commercial basis?
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:08 PM
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Thanks for the info CB and I just want to maintain worms so I can fish at will. Can't tell you how often it would have made the difference when I get that urge and the bait store is closed. It kills me...
looking to keep some for the season. I plan to be by the water a lot this season and can probably sell the excess. thinking about starting with about 300 European night crawlers. Canadian are bigger but more temp. sensitive.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:59 PM
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When I was a kid, we used to go out and catch our own nightcrawlers. Wasn't hard to get 100 or more in a night. We used to keep them in a 55 gallon drum, split lengthwise and hinged. We'd fill the drum with leaves and keep it moist, and had worms all Summer.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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I am not above looking for worms. Me and my uncle who introduced me to fishing never brought worms. With my crazy schedule and living in the city I will probably order some. Thanks for the info. I'll look for a good price on line.
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