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Starting Worm Bin for Fish Bait

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When you are planning on lots of fishing, it's great to have worms readily available. This guide is about starting a worm bin for fish bail.


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By 4 found this helpful
March 16, 2010

We like to go fishing, but worms have become very expensive. We have built our own worm bed outside, and it saved us from running to the store. We can dig our worms any time we want.

We took wood and made a bottomless box that sets on the ground. The box is about 10 to 12 inches tall, and as long and wide as you want it to be. We threw in some sticks, leaves, and soil.

We used soil from another area of the yard that already had worms in it, or you can buy worms to start. Then I added coffee grounds, including the filter, tea bags, and all of the green waste from my kitchen. Add a layer of soil over the layer of kitchen waste, and continue this, turning the pile as needed.

At first we saw regular earth worms, before long we were digging up big night crawlers. Also keep it moist, but not wet. We covered it with a piece of old wood to hold in the moisture. Now go fish!

By rae from Fulton, MO

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By 4 found this helpful
November 11, 2010

If you'd like to raise fishing worms, but have been stymied by the lack of compost, cornmeal, vegetable matter, or manure to feed the little critters, try this:


Fill the worm box with pieces of corrugated cardboard, wet the chunks of scrap down good, let them stand for a couple of days, then put the worms in on top. The worms will burrow right down into the moist corrugations and live on the glue that's on the material. Keep an inch of damp peat moss on top of the cardboard to hold the moisture in and the worms in the box will thrive as long as there's any glue left to eat.

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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By 0 found this helpful
January 26, 2018

Where do I get worms for an at home business?


January 31, 20180 found this helpful
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I do not know if you have researched this subject but it is interesting and some people have made money with a home business but a success many times depends on where you are located.


  • Decide what kind of worms you wish to buy and check prices on line - Google buy worms and the name of the worms you wish to purchase.
  • You should get a lot of ads and these will give you an idea as to what your worms are going to cost.
  • Worms are usually sold buy the count/number or by weight (pounds/ounces).
  • Here is an example:
  • https://www.ama  M?tag=thrif06-20
  • https://www.buc  YASAAEgK7s_D_BwE
  • A local bait store would be a good place to check as this may be one of the type stores you would want to sell to.
  • Just Google buy red wigglers with your zip code and make some calls or visits.
  • The red wiggler is the most popular worm for home business or home composting.
  • Just in case you need to do more research on this home business - check out one of these sites:
  • https://www.the  lect-worms-cash/
  • https://www.wik  -Farm-for-Profit
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By 0 found this helpful
April 28, 2010

I am starting a worm farm, but I can't find the worms they say I need. The ones I need are not nightcrawlers or red wigglers. I am looking for another type more suited to Newfoundland, Canada. Thanks.


By marie from Newfoundland


April 28, 20100 found this helpful

Contact Good luck.

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