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Can earthworms be frozen?

This is a discussion on Can earthworms be frozen? within the Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; I'm just curious, can chopped earthworms be frozen and saved for winter time feeding? Thanks in advance!...

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I'm just curious, can chopped earthworms be frozen and saved for winter time feeding?
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No, you can't, unfortunately. They will turn into a mushy stinky mess.



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Thanks Otterwoman! I had a feeling. I was going to do a test run. But since I already apologize to each individual worm before chopping and feeding. I just couldn't do it. The guilt got to me before I got the worms LOL.


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No, you can't, unfortunately. They will turn into a mushy stinky mess.
Is there any way to preserve earthworms without freezing?



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Not that I have ever heard of. In the winter I just buy them in bulk in the mail and keep them in individual containers in the fridge, they will last a couple months.



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Yes they can! :)
But why not keep them alive?
Its much more natural for the newts, and you will see them hunting



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