I used to fish, as a guest, on a friend's boat in Erie.Tom asked me to pick up a flat of worms in Massillon the day I left. I bought them 2 days before leaving, went to the trouble of cutting newspapers into small pieces (now easy with today's shredders), dampening papers with cold water, rinsing dirt off worms & adding some ice cubes daily. He couldn't believe how lively the worms were & how clean his boat stayed. Worms feed off the newsprint and, when kept cold, are in great shape. No more dirty boat & better, long lasting worms. I'm sure all of you knew this, but just thought I would post it in case someone didn't.
I always use shredded news paper it'll dry up and come right off boat carpet been doing this ever since buddy of mine knocked box crawlers on floor during a wild erie walleye bite aftermath was bad lol