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WALLEYENUTZ

Nightcrawlers?

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WALLEYENUTZ

Where is a cheap place to buy crawlers. I'm not excited about paying $3 a dozen.

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Fish On

buy or make a worm bed i spent about 45 min last night after the storm picking and i got a little over two hundred

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WALLEYENUTZ

Does anyone know of a good place to pick crawlers in Waconia or Cologne?

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FI Guide

your backyerd or any grass park

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fishkid

how do you make a worm bed?

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Mr Special

Walmart sells 2dozen for like $2.79 or something. I think FleetFarm also. There the Eagleclaw ones and some of them aren't the biggest crawler.

I pick my own as much as possible. Cheap and better quality.

Plus some walmarts are open 24hrs

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WALLEYENUTZ

I ended up checking the baseball feild in Cologne and picked about 4 dozen. I will be heading out tonight again, if it rains.

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TheFatMatt

I actually have a night crawler farm. Yeah I have cement walls leading through the ground and up to prevent them from getting out. And it costs nothing to feed them, just throw some trash and hey, you're recycling fast too! But it smells, so make sure to buy some nice smelling stuff, cause if you don't you won't be able to sleep at night, believe me. It only takes up about 3 square feet and when it rains they all come up. And since that thunderstorm last night up northern by Anoka and Andover, there have been a lot of em. Thats my suggestion.

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fishkid

how do you build a night crawler bed

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Walleyenutz,

A super easy way to get crawlers anytime (other than winter) is to wait until after dark and either turn on a sprinkler or lay a hose on the ground and turn it on (if using a hose you cover a larger area if you put it on a grassy incline in your yard). Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Go out with a flashlight and they will be all over the ground. If you really saturate the ground they actually come all of the way out of the hole and you just pick them up. If not they leave their tail in the hole and will suck themselves back in the hole very fast if you are walking to heavily or you don't have a quick hand. The light will occasionally scare them down the hole too. You should be able to get dozens of them this way. Good luck!

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Lost

I've got a worm breeding box in the fridge. Unfortunately it's taking them nightcrawlers forever to make babies. Anybody have any clue how to speed up the reproduction process? At last count I only had like 10 new worms. And that took all winter.

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fishkid

i was wonderin if any one could explain exactly how to make a worm bed in your yard so when it rains the go up in to it

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Finlander

Zap'em!
Yup, just soak the ground good and take two steel rods about two feet long and attatch them to an old extension cord and plug it in and watch the crawlwers come out of there!
It works!
Just unplug the cord before picking up the crawlers!
Good Luck!

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fishkid

how do you zap them exactly like how do you zap them wut you need and how you do it

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CRITTER

You make a bed by getting some 1x2's, construct into a box oh say 20x30x12and covering it with window screen. Just staple
it on all around. Dig a hole in your garden
in a shady place and make a lid with plywood. Don't over fill your box with soil, leave it sticking out a little. Wet your garden down in the evening and go out after dark. Use a dim flashlight as they don't like bright light. They like corn meal but don't over feed to the point that they can't eat it all. If you want to lighten up your box soil use shredded news paper as they will eat this too. When you go to dig them out be sure not to go through the screen. I have hade worms winter over in a box like this. Good luck!

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