Hello everyone, i accidentally spilled some "clorox" outside and worms and night-crawlers came to the top of the ground within 30 seconds. I tried this in a couple other spots and it worked every time, just sprinkled it around and picked up the worms. Anyone ever heard of this?
And the worms lived? Never heard of that, I imagine it killed grass/weeds, or didn't you use more than like a spoonful?
I've picked up worms in a rainstorm when they get out on sidewalks and stuff. Either that or at night, push in a spade shovel and whack it back and forth to get them to come up.
Good tip, Thanx!
Redmink I would get another dictionary.
If you want worms get a pice of sacking, water an area well lay the sacking down on top and in the morning the worms will be on the surface. This works ven in high summer.Or just dig in your compost heap it should be full of wriggle worms, They wriggle like hell on the hook.( there again so would you if you were stuck on a hook),
Catching is easy, keeping can be impossible.
bleach is not good for the water table.Please dont do that again.You shouldnt even use bleach for anything
Are you a liberal wacko, or just not know what you are talking about. Bleach is an excellent sanitizer. Kills all known pathogens on contact. Also poured down wells when first bored.... to sanitize.
I asked how much was used ... no, chlorine is not good for the water table, which is why I buy unbleached things like coffee filters.
Is chlorine less harmful than gas/oil and farm feces and pesticide run-off?
It's a balance.
Colin, I like your less-strenuous and just-as-productive method! Good Thinkin' :)
As a kid we'd use soapy water after washing the car or whatnot and got the same effect. As an adult I wouldn't use anything but plain water... same effect. Nowadays I go to the local bait store, 1. to support local busineses. 2. I use a brand of worm called "Nitro" worms, they are worms fed a certain type of vegitation and they become green. Huge catfish love them!
We used to hammer a piece of rebar into the ground and attacth one side of the electric cord to it with a ground clamp. get wayyy back and plug it in. in a few seconds you will have hundreds of worms wiggling on the surface. unplug and pick them up. This works even better after a rain and you must be within about 100 feet of your house ground spike. you can be further away if the ground is wet. use caution and keep children away and inside.
Have done that myself, works great just be careful. Electricity can and will kill.
some crazy things but to put a live wire in wet ground you are standing on is madness. Or have you got a very understanding life insurer. I know folk say it's power that kills not volts but I can assure you whatever it is it damn hurts. DC or AC will kill and injure. Next thing you will be putting the wire into the river, no need for worms then. I have had both and it never got easier I assure you.
A fool is one that thinks he knows what he's doing when everyone else knows he don't.