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Old 2nd January 2013   #1
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Hi. I'm looking at getting some Axolotls soon and I've been doing some research into where I can get food from.

Would people warn against getting live worms from a fishing tackle shop because of possible uncleanliness and/or chemicals?

Or would they be fine?



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Hi. I'm looking at getting some Axolotls soon and I've been doing some research into where I can get food from.

Would people warn against getting live worms from a fishing tackle shop because of possible uncleanliness and/or chemicals?

Or would they be fine?
I wild collect earthworms from chemical free areas, dig them up from my chemical free garden and buy them from bait shops. Try to source organic worms if you can lol, the guys in the bait shop will laugh them selves stupid when you ask.



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Haha, easier said than done. I live in a city centre.

So if they know that their worms are organic, I should be ok to buy from a bait shop?



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Ask them how their worms are harvested. They often use soap or surfactants.

You'd be better off getting them from a pet shop.



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My only local pet shop is Pets at Home and I've never seen them stock worms.
I suppose it's worth asking though.



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Ask them how their worms are harvested. They often use soap or surfactants.

You'd be better off getting them from a pet shop.
The UK doesnt have a worm collecting industry like the US, most of the earthworms that are for sale in bait shops are farmed, some will be organic some wont, which is why I said to ask the guys in the bait shop.



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You guys don't grunt your worms?
To Get Worms Out of Soil, Just Grunt - YouTube



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Unfortunately in the UK we are short of hillbillies / red necks / hill folk etc to perform this specialized vocation.



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But we do have these, and they even have a website

www.wormcharming.com



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But we do have these, and they even have a website

The World Worm Charming Championships at Willaston, near Nantwich, Cheshire



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When I used to fish, the easiest thing was just a watering can with clean water



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Default Re: Worms from a fishing shop

I buy my worms from my local fishing shop & never had a problem although I am building a wormery. I live in a town so I figure grow my own Then i know what they been fed on.



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