Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Mar 1, 2016.
How many of us grunt our own fishing worms.
Once I worked in Detroit and lived by a lake. I fished for trout in streams and the bass, bream etc. the lake offered. I bought worms. Then I bought a cheap plastic foam cooler and filled it with store bought worm bedding. After I went fishing, I threw the leftover purchased worms in the cooler.
My fishing buddy and I noticed the worm population grew. He said that is really something; as I know less than nothing about worm reproduction why? He said I'm actually an agricultural engineer and getting worms to reproduce isn't easy.
You might try it as the materials are inexpensive and you've been warned it isn't easy. However, win or lose with a worm brothel; you'll save on digging or buying..
I tried the worm bedding method once. I ended up with dead rotting worms. .
I found a better method of my last house, I split a 55 gallon PVC drum lengthwise I sank both halves in the ground with about an inch sticking up.. I pulverize all the dirt chunks and filled it in loose, then added flowers on the surface and a couple of cartons of worms. That work pretty well. The PVC drums have been drilled with about 1/8" inch holes all over the bottom side.
Worm grunting is where you drive a wood stake in the ground and rub a large file or wood with ridges across the top and the worms come to the top and you can pick them up.
It seems the Ag engineer had good reason to be amazed.
The old adage "Better to be lucky than good" seems to apply here.
I never heard of that. I know of guys use electricity for that function. However that will damage the worms
It's old school skill it vibrates the ground marketing the worms think moles are in the ground drives them to the top to get away from the threat
What about just using a mole thumper?
I don't know what that is
A mole thumper is a mechanical device driven by electricity either battery or solar power that creates vibrations in the ground to drive moles away.
Thank you for defining that. I was searching the web to figure out what you meant. Strangely I recall people collecting worms using this method or something like it. I know I have heard of this before.
I have found using those kind of worms (the one's that are so responsive to vibration) are not tough enough for good fishing.
Its far better to be a worm farmer (aka worm brothel owner)
good topic! thanks for posting something interesting!
You just helped me with my next project. I have planted a lot of flowers in my greenhouse for the bees and butterflies. I really like this idea. I will show this to my miracle maker. He makes everything happen around here.
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Kel he is talking old school, not running out and buying a gadget.
There is a difference? I am being serious.
I'm a firm believer in using tech when it suits my aims. If a $16.00 spike will save me hours of effort and time (time I could use setting up shelter, water, fire, then why not? ) you still have to know what it is doing, to use it effectively. And in doing so, still retain the knowledge.
pfft... just put a stick in the ground and tap it with a stick. works great but you gotta be fast as the little suckers go back to ground when you quit thumping.
@Motomom34 kells is an Atreidis so he needs a sand thumper to call those giant sand worms. The rest of us are talking about fishing worms.
You've been peeking again....
Just got an education in Worm grunting. Buddy does it for a funds raiser. They section off a field, and assign grids. Set a time limit, and the largest number of worms win. They use music, thumping, saw a pic of a girl with a flute playing to a shovel buried in the ground to the hilt.
I have made up my mind that if I notice I am grunting worms, I am going to seriously adjust my diet and go see a doctor.
It had been too long since I'd last had a fire.
The next morning the smell of wood-smoke on my shirt stopped me in my tracks.
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