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Worm hunting...

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chris

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what kind of areas are best for finding night crawlers or earthworm? i've looked under logs, dug in various areas and still no sign. any ideas or tips out there?
 
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joan

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Wait for rain and then go anywhere... Or you can make your own worm paradise by watering one spot in your yard on a daily basis. They'll come to the surface.

Personally, I buy all my worms at walmart.
 
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chris

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yeah i just went to wally-world and they had 24 nightcrawlers for $2.73. so i just bought some.
 
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joan

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I just got back about 10 minutes ago. I bought 2. And some gatorade... The guy at the checkout gave me a funny look, so I explained "it's for my animals", and he was like "the worms or the gatorade?" I chuckled.

Then I went to Home Depot and stocked up on organic top soil before they stop stocking it for the summer.

(Message edited by Joan on September 06, 2005)
 
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jeffrey

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I personally have to harvest worms in heavy rain storms. I don't have a garden of my own to dig in, sometimes this can leave me with lengthy worm free periods.

To counteract this as best I can I mix some garden soil from a friends garden in with organic top soil and store worms in there. I add calcium and vitamin supplement to the mix too.

This has proved effective and I have even found small worms I have not harvested myself at times, quite handy for juveniles and advanced larvae.
 
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chris

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i wish it would rain soon. i would love to harvest some so i'd have extras.
 
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kari

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Another good way to get earthworms is to invest in a compost heap for kitchen vegetable waste (preferably a plastic type with a lid and open bottom to allow worm access). Its good for the environment as it reduces waste going to landfill and provides good stuff to put on your garden. It also provides a large number of organic worms. I agree that putting eggshells in helps raise the calcium levels in the earth worms. I have a large readily available supply of worms for my axie and he loves them. It also stops me having to search for them! I just lift the lid and there are always loads on the lid and on the top of the heap. Only put stuff that hasnt been in contact with chemicals ie fertilizer/weedkiller/pesticide in there. My garden is 100% organic anyway as I use no chemicals, so everything is safe to go in there. Failing that do you have any neighbours who already have compost heaps that they would let you raid for worms? That way they are free!
 
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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