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"detoxing " worms

This is a discussion on "detoxing " worms within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; So....I've been given a bucket full of big fat juicy garden worms, but cannot verify whether any pesticides / chemicals ...

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So....I've been given a bucket full of big fat juicy garden worms, but cannot verify whether any pesticides / chemicals have been used in the garden.

Is there any way I can detox the worms before feeding to my axies just in case???

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Hello?? Anyone??



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If the worms have been in contact with pesticides or herbicides you should not use them. If there is any doubt as to whether chemicals have been used in the garden you should not take the risk. Many garden chemicals are non-lethal to earthworms but that doesn't mean the chemicals won't bioaccumulate within animals further up the food chain and amphibians have been shown to be very sensitive to many herbicides and pesticides.



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Hmmmmm...Yes... Most definitely better to be safe than sorry...

UGH!!! And they were so nice and big and fat and juicy too!!!!!

Oh well...Thanks Mark. Not what I wanted to hear lol, but grateful all the same xox



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