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Worm to weight.

BILLBOW

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I was looking to buy worms online and they are sometimes sold by weight, is there a worm to weight ratio or something, never having bought any before I haven't a clue.
I hope that made sense:eek:
 

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I usually buy mine from the fishing/bait shop. For £1.50 I get a tub of about 25.
 

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Worm to weight

I buy regularly by weight--.75k. It works out at about 750 worms per tub.
PM if you want the dealer's details.
 

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Thanks for the replys, that's given me a better idea of how to proceed and what to expect.
 

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Hi Bill, don’t forget that worms come in variety of sizes depending on the species. Lob worms (Lumbricus terrestris) are generally the most palatable of the available worms because they don’t exude a defensive, distasteful gunk when chopped or attacked. These are very large worms so you won’t get many worms for your weight. Compost worms (generally red in colour – Dendrobaena, Eisenia fetida etc) are less palatable depending on the exact species and are much smaller worms. Specialist dealers may sell a range of sizes but more often than not angling bait worms are adult sized.

Worms can be pricy so it’s a great idea to set-up a worm bin in the garden. Half fill it with soil/compost and top up with organic kitchen waste, simply add worms (maybe a mix of Dendrobaena and Lumbricus terrestris) and soon you’ll have a healthy home grown supply of free worms :D.

http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/worms.shtml
 
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