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Old 10-06-2021, 07:02 PM
dvl2700 dvl2700 is offline
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I have several styrofoam containers that I used to have steaks and fish shipped to me. Thinking of putting them in the styrofoam containers with my worm bedding. Think it is worth a try with the styrofoam containers in the basement refrigerator or garage.

What does everyone use for "worm food".
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Old 10-07-2021, 12:12 AM
Mtfish Mtfish is offline
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The styrofoam containers work great. That’s what my friend used. Frabill worm bedding already has food in it. If you are doing some kind of homemade bedding, coffee grounds work for food.
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:41 AM
Coho975 Coho975 is offline
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Corn meal is the best food I've found for them. About $2-3 for a 5# bag.
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Old 10-12-2021, 03:19 AM
Anonymouse Anonymouse is offline
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1 dead 'crawler can end up killing an entire flat. Jist sumpin' to tink about.

Anonymouse has kept about 2,500 alive for over 3 months in 5 gallon pails of refrigerated newspaper bedding (rinse the ink out good, first, and you can put about 750 in 3/4 of a pail to start with) but it required dumping and picking through for any that showed even the least hint of dying or moving too slow as they warmed up during sorting at least once a week.

It's a good idea, if you are picking your own after a rain storm, to discard any "iffy" ones right away & start with nothing but the very healthiest 'crawlers.
If a lot of them seem to be gravitating to the top of the bedding, you have at least 1 dead one deeper down.
Basically they like a little elbow room but will tend to gravitate deeper rather than shallower in the bedding - unless there is decomposing meat (hydrogen sulfide & methane) around them, then they try to get a far away from it as possible.

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