All anglers know that fishing lures are a versatile bait for aquatic life. Therefore, fishing enthusiasts often wonder how to properly breed worms at home, how to feed them, and whether it is necessary to water them. We will talk about this in this article.
Worms are considered a classic bait. With this bait in stock, the angler can count on a good bite of the carp species and many river predators. This type of bait can be used for both float and bottom gear. The advantage of fishing lures are their availability. Each fisherman can get them on their own. All he needs is a shovel and a piece of land. Most creepers can be found in roadside earthen pits, near debris accumulations, and in dung heaps.
Professionally fishing people usually raise worms at home. It is not difficult to become a breeder – you just need to dig out or purchase several individuals and create a feeding environment for them. In the presence of water and food, crawling pets begin to actively reproduce.
The only downside to earthworms is that they don’t reproduce as fast as store breeding samples.
Individuals are undemanding to food
It is better for professional fishermen to spend money and purchase dendrobena or red Californian worms, such individuals are undemanding to food. The only thing that matters to them is that food arrives on time. They reproduce very quickly, a couple of individuals in one year can hatch more than 1,000 young.
At any summer cottage and in the house, you can always find something to feed the fishing lures. According to the reviews of the fishermen who were engaged in their home breeding, the main difficulty lies in something completely different:
- how to properly equip the container so that the pets feel comfortable throughout the year;
- where to hide boxes for the winter;
- what foods worms like and in what form they consume them;
- types of food are categorically contraindicated.
What should I do if worms begin to die en masse?
Novice breeders are often faced with a situation where fishing lures first grow and multiply, and then suddenly begin to die en masse. The most common cause is the lack of holes in the container. Slots on the sides should be provided in the container – they will maintain the necessary ventilation.
In addition, several holes need to be made at the bottom so that the water does not stagnate – otherwise the liquid will accumulate at the bottom and some worms will simply drown in it.
It is necessary to feed the lures at home with a given regularity
It is important that they always have food, but at the same time they do not have time to rot. Of course, sour food does not in any way affect the health and condition of the growing bait, but this can damage the microclimate of the room and cause unpleasant odors.
For feeding the crawlers, food waste is usually taken. They are mixed together and placed in the upper part of the container, and sprinkled on top with a layer of earth of the same thickness.
The most important condition for breeding
The most important condition for the successful breeding of worms at home is maintaining the moisture content of the substrate. If this indicator decreases, then individuals will begin to sink into the ground and even completely stop feeding. You can irrigate the ground with a simple garden watering can or a spray bottle.
It should be noted that in the wild, fishing lures live rather hungry. The basis of the food base is rotted grass and fallen leaves. In summer and autumn, they feed on rotten wood and dead rhizomes. And feces of domestic and wild animals become a real delicacy.
At home, the diet of the worm can be diversified
To do this, it is not at all necessary to go to the store – all year round, regardless of the region of residence, a lot of household organic waste is generated in any house. They make optimal food for crawling pets. However, it should be borne in mind that fishing lures have no teeth, they suck food in the manner of a washing vacuum cleaner. Therefore, before giving them kitchen trash, it is necessary to bring it into a mushy and moist state.
Ground bones are very fond of worms. They like nuts, cherries, mangoes, peaches, plums and avocados. They do not disdain crushed eggshells, fish and meat bones. Solid food can be burned, and the resulting ash can be mixed with sand and chalk – such food can be safely offered to your pets.
In everyday life, worms can also be fed with other foods
- Oatmeal is the most nutritious food for fishing lures. They can be brewed with hot water, cooled, and then placed in a container. You can take the flakes in dry form, in this case you will have to moisten the substrate abundantly with water.
- Raw eggs – a similar feeding is used if containers are stored in a utility room. During the day, the worms will not eat the eggs, but after a couple of days the container will begin to emit a very unpleasant odor. The yolk is especially useful for fishing lures, from which they quickly gain weight and increase in size.
- Any boiled vegetables – usually the remains of cabbage soup, borscht, pea soup and other first courses are poured into the box.
- Bran – wheat and oat products are very useful for worms. After them, the animals reproduce very well.