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Tom Means
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« on: July 03, 2008, 02:53:58 PM »

I just threw out another flat of crawlers I had from 2 weeks ago.

I have been trying to store them in the mulched up paper bedding from walmart for the last two years, with no luck.

I have played around with how damp I make the bedding, and even added food. Stored in styrofoam worm box, coolers, and paper bag.

They always get skinny and die.

I just picked up 2 nice flats a week ago, and I stored them in composted dirt from under the hemlock tree (used to use it when I was a kid) and added worm food.

I just checked them as well, and they look great. Nice and fat and lively.

How does everyone else keep there bait in great condition for long periods of time.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 01:57:14 PM »

Tom, dont waste your time with mixing your own, dont work for long term. try to find some fat & sassy, works real good if you can find enough. talked with Jim Smith last time he was here said they use some kind of moss,maybe ask him about it. I am getting a new type of bedding that is like f&s? see if it works when i get it and let you know.       Steve
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eyegore
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 05:52:05 PM »

Read the reviews on Cabela's site for Fat and Sassy.   Mixed to say the least.  I've had good luck in the past with it but my last 10lbs was a waste of money.  Worms kept on dying and none got 'fat and sassy'.  Will think twice before I buy that again.   Who knows, I may of just gotten a bad batch.  I'll stick with what I can get at Wally World and go from there.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 07:11:34 AM »

I've used "Magic Bedding" from Wally World for several yrs now with good success.  I get a little creek sand & mix with it to toughen them and store in an old fridge in garage.  Store at 40 degrees.  If using a fridge ( and you should), if it's the self defrosting type, cover them with a wet/damp feed bag (burlap), that keeps them from getting dried out and skinny.  I keep them in a styro cooler.  If I don't use them fast enough, they'll keep for a couple months this way.  In hot muggy weather, it's tough.     
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 02:33:05 PM »

no kidden i just throw em in the back of the fridge,wife hate's it so i put them in a brown paper bag make's her feel better lol .
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