How to Breed Worms for Fishing
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When fishing season comes around, fishermen everywhere will be looking to buy worms. Whether you want to provide worms for your own fishing or sell worms for profit, breeding your own worms is a great idea to save or make money.
After following a few simple steps and gathering a few materials, you will be breeding your very own worms in no time.
Place the four bricks under your storage container so it is not touching the ground. Using the 1/8 inch drill bit, drill 20 holes in the bottom of the container. These holes are for drainage.
Place your container on top of the bricks so that it is off the ground. Add eight inches of potting soil to your storage container. Do not pack the soil tightly.
- When fishing season comes around, fishermen everywhere will be looking to buy worms.
- Place your container on top of the bricks so that it is off the ground.
Add an inch of organic materials such as old leaves, straw, or grass clippings.
Add a pound of corn meal and half a pound of vegetable shortening and mix into the soil. Put the worms on top of this mixture.
Dampen the burlap sheet and put on top of your container.
- Add an inch of organic materials such as old leaves, straw, or grass clippings.
- Dampen the burlap sheet and put on top of your container.
Check on the worms in a month and add another pound of cornmeal and another half pound of vegetable shortening. Also add a quart of water.
Repeat step six every three weeks.
Harvest worms by removing the top layer of soil and putting it into the small bucket. After an hour remove the soil and the worms will have migrated to the bottom of the bucket. This can be done as often as desired as long as you make sure to leave enough worms in the container to repopulate.
- Water the container through the burlap sheet to keep the burlap sheet moist.
- Keep the container in a cool place to keep your worms from drying out and dying.
Kenyor Rogers started writing short stories and sports articles in 1998. His short stories have appeared in the "Home and School" newsletter and an economics article he co-wrote appeared in the "Tiger Times." His expertise ranges from electronics to simple home repairs. Rogers is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in economics from Clemson University.