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Empty bait worm containers...

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Master Baiter, May 13, 2019.

  1. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    I picked up an empty worm container today that I put on the bench after a fishing trip, it was probably put there 6 weeks ago. Decided to just have a look in it for no reason at all and was I surprised all these little maggots in it about a 1/4'' long. then I realised they were not maggots but bait worms hatching, probably 20 to 40. more than the original dozen I bought.
    Anyone else ever looked in an old worm container after a few weeks and found the same .
    Wally
     
  2. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Good thinking , Wally. Cheers, Lyall.
     
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  3. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Multiplication; that's the name of the game
     
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  4. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    I have been reading a few of the older posts, and come across Wally's post.

    I picked up a punnet of Euro Night Crawlers from the local servo on the 14th of March [wrote date on lid] and there still alive and active after 5 months. I don't know how long the servo had them. I keep them in a bar fridge on 2, and add a bit of grated carrot to the punnet every now and then.

    Due to a few mediocre hiccups, fishing plans got changed very quick, plus the weather being crap. I've wet a line a couple of times both for Donuts.
     
  5. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

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    Yep the bait container soil will have worm eggs in them, I normally chuck the left over dirt in the garden.
    Fair effort Kev 5 months. 5 months with out fishing I would go crazier than I all ready are.

    Cheers Jed
     
  6. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I used to keep bait in the kitchen fridge years ago too. The say 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'. It's not an equal to one who gets out the milk for a coffee and a dozen or so dragonflies fly out. Definitely not an equal.
    Noel.
     
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  7. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    ha ha , storing mudeyes in the fridge I would have been in trouble but not as much as storing worms in the fridge, might try it next time I buy worms , in the outside mostly dog food and drinks fridge I might get away whith it!
    Reminds me last year I got out tent and some dragonflies came out as I unfolded it, I had camped near lake previously and though I had removed all the mudeyes that climbed the tent during night at seven gates.
     
  8. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    I should have said the bar fridge is in the garage. It would be off with head and on with a coconut if I was to put bait in the house fridge
     
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  9. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Those were in the days when there was but one fridge at the Eucumbene palace.
     
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  10. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    phew I thought u were living dangerously kev using the kitchen fridge for important worm storage, lucky u have man cave fridge just dont let her take over it mate , my mrs and kids know not to try anything in my workshop gggrrrrr.
     
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