David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Earthworms inside (no it does not smell!)

Requirements - 3 identical dark plastic tube, at least 3 gallon size. Shredded paper or potting soil with some water. earthworms - not nightcrawlers, you want red wrigglers. corm meal or veggie table scraps on a regular basis Earthworms are just about the best food for your tropical fish if they are meat eaters and big enough to eat the worms. How do I know that? Easy, can you think of a better bait to fish with when you were younger? Fish love earthworms. Are your fish too small? Nope. Earthworms are easy to chop up for small fish. earthworms are really easy to keep alive and raise in a small space inside. No matter how cold or snowy it is outside, with earthworm inside you can have a great healthy high protein food for your fish. You want 3 identical tubs. Make sure that when you stack them they leave some space in the bottom. That is where your worms are going to be. Here is the quick how to. In 2 of the tubs you want to drill a bunch of 1" or so size holes in the bottoms. Not in the third one. You are going to put one of the tubs with holes inside the tub with no holes. This tub gets the shredded paper and or potting soil. Only put in a couple of inches of this media. Work in enough water so that the media is almost damp. Now add your worms. Sprinkle some corn meal over the top. The worms will want something to eat. You only want 1 lid to go on top. Cut a hole or two in the top. Stuff something into the holes so the worms do not crawl out. You also want to keep gnats and bugs out. The worms will need the airflow but not the competition for food and space. Every few days give the worms some more corn meal. Dry type veggies are a great food for them too. No citrus. Carrot trimmings, green bean trimmings, leaf luttuce and banana peels are good food for them. I always cover the top of the soil with a paper towel and spritz it with some water. That keeps the moisture level up for the worms. They will eat the paper towels too. Over the next few weeks and months the worms will live and reproduce enough that you can tell the soil is really getting worm out. It is mostly worm poop at this point. This is where the 3rd tub comes in. Place the 3rd tub on top of the 2nd tub. Put in fresh shredded paper or potting soil that has been moistened. Sprinkle some corn meal and mix it in the soil. That is why you put the holes in the bottom. The worms will crawl up through the holes and move into the fresh new top tub. Takes a week or so. Now you can pull out the middle tub. It is basically all earthworm poop fertilizer. Great stuff for the plants or the garden. This can be cleaned up and will eventually become the new top container. By doing this you have managed to completely change the media for your worms. They are now in a fresh tub, ready to continue on growing and reproducing. I pick out the worms that crawl up the sides or are on the top of the lid. Do not even have to get your fingers dirty collecting your worms. I put the collected worms into a small bowl of water. Washes off the dirt from the worms. If you need them smaller, cut them in the water with a pair of scissors. they will make a ball in the water and be very easy to cut up. I then feed them with a turkey baster. All confused? It is really easy, but hard to explain. Watch the video and all will be revealed. Really it is easy. I have 3 sets of these tubs. They take up 4 feet of shelf down in the basement. So easy. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos. There are several more videos about earthworms on my channel. Enjoy!
David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Earthworms inside (no it does not smell!)

Requirements - 3 identical dark plastic tube, at least 3 gallon size. Shredded paper or potting soil with some water. earthworms - not nightcrawlers, you want red wrigglers. corm meal or veggie table scraps on a regular basis Earthworms are just about the best food for your tropical fish if they are meat eaters and big enough to eat the worms. How do I know that? Easy, can you think of a better bait to fish with when you were younger? Fish love earthworms. Are your fish too small? Nope. Earthworms are easy to chop up for small fish. earthworms are really easy to keep alive and raise in a small space inside. No matter how cold or snowy it is outside, with earthworm inside you can have a great healthy high protein food for your fish. You want 3 identical tubs. Make sure that when you stack them they leave some space in the bottom. That is where your worms are going to be. Here is the quick how to. In 2 of the tubs you want to drill a bunch of 1" or so size holes in the bottoms. Not in the third one. You are going to put one of the tubs with holes inside the tub with no holes. This tub gets the shredded paper and or potting soil. Only put in a couple of inches of this media. Work in enough water so that the media is almost damp. Now add your worms. Sprinkle some corn meal over the top. The worms will want something to eat. You only want 1 lid to go on top. Cut a hole or two in the top. Stuff something into the holes so the worms do not crawl out. You also want to keep gnats and bugs out. The worms will need the airflow but not the competition for food and space. Every few days give the worms some more corn meal. Dry type veggies are a great food for them too. No citrus. Carrot trimmings, green bean trimmings, leaf luttuce and banana peels are good food for them. I always cover the top of the soil with a paper towel and spritz it with some water. That keeps the moisture level up for the worms. They will eat the paper towels too. Over the next few weeks and months the worms will live and reproduce enough that you can tell the soil is really getting worm out. It is mostly worm poop at this point. This is where the 3rd tub comes in. Place the 3rd tub on top of the 2nd tub. Put in fresh shredded paper or potting soil that has been moistened. Sprinkle some corn meal and mix it in the soil. That is why you put the holes in the bottom. The worms will crawl up through the holes and move into the fresh new top tub. Takes a week or so. Now you can pull out the middle tub. It is basically all earthworm poop fertilizer. Great stuff for the plants or the garden. This can be cleaned up and will eventually become the new top container. By doing this you have managed to completely change the media for your worms. They are now in a fresh tub, ready to continue on growing and reproducing. I pick out the worms that crawl up the sides or are on the top of the lid. Do not even have to get your fingers dirty collecting your worms. I put the collected worms into a small bowl of water. Washes off the dirt from the worms. If you need them smaller, cut them in the water with a pair of scissors. they will make a ball in the water and be very easy to cut up. I then feed them with a turkey baster. All confused? It is really easy, but hard to explain. Watch the video and all will be revealed. Really it is easy. I have 3 sets of these tubs. They take up 4 feet of shelf down in the basement. So easy. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos. There are several more videos about earthworms on my channel. Enjoy!