close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

worms WORMS AND MORE WORMS!!!

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Anth, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. HoW Long wiLL nightcrawlers stay in the fridge? I dont want to find out the HARD way! goo worms are no good.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2015
  2. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

    4,840
    101
    2,348
    for a while, i've kept them for 3 months or more
     

  3. thats a long time. i was thinking more like a week or so.
    i always just left them on the porch and the next day it was just gooo.
     
  4. My Answer Is Till The Wife Throws Em Out......
     
    cane pole and 9Left like this.
  5. Argee is right.
    They will last till the wife throws them out.
    I keep crawlers all year long, summer and winter, in a bucket with quality bedding.
    You just need to keep them from overheating or freezing.
    Crawlers have been known to live 20 years if the Robins are not to thick.
    Feed them worm food and you will keep them all year long.
     
    percidaeben likes this.
  6. FINMAN

    FINMAN Old Junior Member

    356
    84
    833
    LOL my wife was a pretty good sport, but leeches were the final straw. She bought me a little fridge for christmas and now makes me keep the bait in the garage.
     
  7. jb i CAN'T BELIEVE ANYTHING STAYS IN YOUR FRIDGE 3 MONTHS INCLUDING WORMS
     
  8. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

    4,840
    101
    2,348
    celery, carrots and other assorted vegetables last much longer than worms.
     
  9. they are still alive lol!
     
  10. Ruminator

    Ruminator TeamOGF

    6,621
    514
    2,398
    What do you use for each of these? ;)

    - Rumi
     
  11. u can buy stuff or use sawdust and braed and leaf mixture
     
  12. You can keep worms in the fridge through the winter as long as you don't keep them too cold and are willing to check them weekly for any dead ones, bugs and change the bedding when it gets too wet and contaminated from the worm's waste. Like waxworms, you can kill them by keeping them too cold.
     
  13. bigmf

    bigmf

    20
    10
    13
    wet newspaper a spoon ful of cornmeal every week or so they'll last til spring
     
  14. But should I wait until maybe February to order?
     
  15. They ca n handle down to 32 degrees(freezing kills em)! I think an optimum temp in a dedicated worm fridge would be somewhere in the mid 40s.
     
  16. I'm just wondering if the fridge would protect them from freezing. If so, I could set it at 45 degrees.
     
  17. baitguy

    baitguy catchin my own bait since 1958

    614
    206
    148
    pup, I'd order them ASAP ... first you'll want to have their new home ready for them so you can put them right in ... then it takes a while for them to get comfortable in their new surroundings, they won't start to breed for a few weeks or maybe longer, then it takes a while for them to grow up to be big enough to fit on a hook ... Canadian crawlers, the kind we all know and love for eyes', will take a while if they'll breed for you at all, most of the ones we buy at the bait shop are picked, not raised ... garden worms do better for breeding purposes, or try African Nightcrawlers or Alabama jumpers, they both reproduce well ... and be careful about mixing them, for some reason, usually keeping 1 type per bin is best ... if the fridge is somewhere it can freeze it might freeze :p pretty profound, huh ... but seriously, it will stop working once it's cold enough to not need to so they could ...