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Susky

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night crawlers
« on: April 07, 2015, 06:37:07 PM »
Guy at work said he picked a bunch last night.  Anyone else picking wurms?
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 06:48:25 PM »
I'm going out to see if they have penetrated the permafrost now.
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 07:19:38 PM »
Good luck FM.  I'm gonna check when I let the dog out later.  I'm think I may still have frost in the ground.  Will update.
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 08:31:58 PM »
Got about a dozen and a half with out much trouble. Not all that many out yet, I suspect that parts of my yard may have thawed slower than others. As a bonus for being out in the muddy yard I got to hear my first spring peepers of the season too!
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 09:37:14 PM »
got about the same too.... Fm....

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 07:32:00 AM »
We had a bait shop when I was a kid.  Worms and crawlers only.  My father would take us to a large cemetery in Dunmore he had permission to be in from the caretaker.  You can imagine a 7 or 8 year old kid in a cemetery late at night with massive tombstones and mausoleums.  Was waiting for a tap on the shoulder from a zombie.   No wonder I still have nightmares :0

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 07:53:56 AM »
Lmao.
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 09:12:25 AM »
saw a few out on the driveway last night. Nothing big yet though, just little skinny ones. Our composter usually fills up with red worms pretty fast. Been turning it every day hoping for a good haul!

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 11:25:54 AM »
I did check last and they were out.  Didn't pick any tho. 

What kind of dirt/medium do you guys like to store your worms in?
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 03:26:46 PM »
The red worms were up last night, the chickens was a "grinnin ; and a pickin". ;D

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 04:02:35 PM »
Susky
When I was a kid we used to put them in with damp cut up
pieces of news paper and potato peels
but then again everything was black and white when I was a kid
that's what my kids tell me  :o

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2015, 02:42:29 PM »
What triggers night crawlers to come out at night??  Besides the obvious answer of it being dark out.  There has to beba purpose to laying on top of the ground like they do. 
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2015, 02:58:56 PM »
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What triggers night crawlers to come out at night??  Besides the obvious answer of it being dark out.  There has to beba purpose to laying on top of the ground like they do.
I found this on the old Inner web!
They come to the surface during rains so they
can move overland . The temporarily wet conditions give worms a
chance to move safely to new places, Since worms breathe through
their skin, The skin must stay wet in order for the oxygen to
pass through (or so they say) 8)

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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 03:13:37 PM »
Well if its on the internet it HAS to be TRUE.
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Re: night crawlers
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 03:50:53 PM »
I've heard a few theories but nothing that's definite.  I think they come out to spawn.  If you ever go picking them at night after a rain you'll find a few attached to each other.  Common sense would tell you that's it's easier for them to do that on the surface rather than down in their worm holes.

Would you rather do it on the grass or scrunched up in the back of a Volkswagen ?

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