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Jimi

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Jimi says:

Lobworms

Please could someone tell me how to keep my lobworms lively. I dug some up the day before i went fishing put them in my bait tub with a little earth but when i came to use them they were compleatly lifeless.If anyone has any tips on how to keep them fresh it would be appreciated thanks.

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If1sky

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If1sky says:

Re: Lobworms

Lobworms are hard to keep but I used to keep mine in moss or damp news paper.

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norfolkinesox

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lobworms

same here strips of damp newspaper and i used to add grass but make sure they dont dry out.

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ALLROUNDERGREG

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Re: Lobworms

 As Norfolk and Ifsky say but make sure you keep them cool they do not like any kind of heat.

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Carpin Capers

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Re: Lobworms

 Moss and leaf mould used to be my favourite thing to keep them in, keep them in a dark cool place. Hook them thro the band and nip the tail off  to get the natural juices flowing.

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norfolkinesox

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Re: Lobworms

greg just reminded me of another tip leave them in a place that has a constant cool temperature i always leave mine in the box on a concrete floor ,best place is the garage.i dont have a garga but our down stairs toilet is a cold tiled floor and they last an age,big temp changes can kill them

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ALLROUNDERGREG

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Re: Lobworms

norfolkinesox said:

greg just reminded me of another tip leave them in a place that has a constant cool temperature i always leave mine in the box on a concrete floor ,best place is the garage.i dont have a garga but our down stairs toilet is a cold tiled floor and they last an age,big temp changes can kill them



 

I keep mine in the toilet when I used to collect for resale I used to empty a nights work into the bath up to 4000 at a go on a good night  no joking what a lovely wife I have got.

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Hughdahellru

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Hughdahellru says:

Re: Lobworms

I certainly found moss works the best. I've heard they can last up to around a month in a few clumps of moss

Hugh

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Jimi

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Jimi says:

Re: Lobworms

Thanks everyone took all advice and tips onboard worked a treat yesterday and had a few perch aswell.

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Stillearning

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Stillearning says:

Re: Lobworms

Worms - I am breeding my own in a large purpose built wormery. I only put about 20 in there and there appear to be hundreds now, they are well fed and looking very healthy. I fetch  brandlings, the stripey smelly ones" from the bottom edges of a dung heap (horse manure) and there are some of those in the wormery too but they seem to prefer the areas with matted soggy grass clippings towards the bottom. When I go out I keep the brandlings separate, but for both, I use a mixture of fresh compost, not too dry or wet, so that as they come out they come out clean. I tend to prefer the slightly smaller worms, and historically have had more success with about 2 " of tail end, but like most things one has to experiment and adapt according to what your after. The brandlings seem to get the best response, especially on canals where you want to go after larger chub or carp, not tried them on rivers though.

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Shaun

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Shaun says:

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Beware Stillearning, I had a wormery last year, everything was going smoothly, bought 300 worms and they started multiplying  and I got some good harvests. I went on holiday and came back to find that the entire lot had been eaten by  tiny white mite's that looked like a layer of white sand on the surface.

Devastated.

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