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What's the best way to contain worms in the fridge without them stinking it up?
Jun 9, 2021 10:18:39   #
FS Digest
 
I'm thinking putting the container with them in a big ziplock bag for air and refresh the air every few days. Thoughts on this method or know of anything better?

(I don't know how much air the worms will need or how often it'd need to be refreshed, using a small butter container with air holes for 5-30 nightcrawlers at a time)

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Jun 9, 2021 13:26:09   #
Rock Hound Loc: Southeast Minnesota
 
I keep nightcrawlers in our refrigerator despite my wife's disgust.

As long as there are not any dead crawlers in the container, there really should not be much smell (if any).

Temperature, moisture and oxygen are the key to keeping your nightcrawlers lively and healthy.

I would be very nervous about using a zip lock (even a large one) due to limiting the access to oxygen. If you have fresh air regularly, it should work.

I usually use bedding in a cooler in my garage and change out ice (frozen in plastic beverage bottles that I rotate) every day, and even when summer temps make my garage warm, that method works very well.

My brother has a "beverage" refrigerator in his garage that is also his bait center . . .

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Jun 10, 2021 10:55:19   #
fast_randy Loc: Blackfoot, Idaho
 
I agree, I wouldn't use zip lock. I keep them in my fridge and they last forever. You start seeing little ones, babies. This is what I have been using for a year now. Any plastic tub would work. Just make sure you poke plenty of holes in the lid.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:57:01   #
fast_randy Loc: Blackfoot, Idaho
 
fast_randy wrote:
I agree, I wouldn't use zip lock. I keep them in my fridge and they last forever. You start seeing little ones, babies. This is what I have been using for a year now. Any plastic tub would work. Just make sure you poke plenty of holes in the lid.





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Jun 10, 2021 13:26:37   #
agatemaggot Loc: iowa
 
I put mine in a small Styrofoam cooler with a lid on it and damp worm bedding !

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Jun 10, 2021 14:43:56   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
I went the portable cooler route. They can be found on Craig's list very cheap if you keep an eye out. The small ice tray compartment is just the right size for a few packs of herring as well. Oh! not a bad place to keep a few cold beers in the shop as a bonus.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:05:24   #
Ridgerunner Loc: South Mississippi
 
FS Digest wrote:
I'm thinking putting the container with them in a big ziplock bag for air and refresh the air every few days. Thoughts on this method or know of anything better?

(I don't know how much air the worms will need or how often it'd need to be refreshed, using a small butter container with air holes for 5-30 nightcrawlers at a time)

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Borrow your fishing partners fridge.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:11:52   #
Miker99 Loc: Florida central Gulf Coast Tampa to Veni
 
I usually transferred the night crawlers from their larger bedding box to a cottage cheese container with some bedding to about 2/3 full. Added 12-15 worms and covered them with a wad of water wetted paper towels (use bottled or chlorine free water). The wet paper will cause the cover to fit snugly. Those worms will be fat and juicy on the lake.

CAUTION:: LABEL THE CONTAINER--- WORMS< WORMS< WORMS. A woman's blood curdling scream when she accidentally opens that cottage cheese container ios something no man should behold. Happened to me only once!!!!

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Jun 10, 2021 18:45:59   #
jimleba Loc: Arkansas
 
I haven't had a problem with leaving worms in a container with holes in the top of it, then placing in a gallon size ziplock bag. I do open the bag every 3 to 4 days to drop a small bit of food into their container; that also gives them new oxygen in the ziplock, seal until next time for feeding. Do NOT over feed, their activity is slowed down but not stopped while being refrigerated.

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Jun 10, 2021 20:13:33   #
Ron620DVS Loc: Guntersville Alabama
 
FS Digest wrote:
I'm thinking putting the container with them in a big ziplock bag for air and refresh the air every few days. Thoughts on this method or know of anything better?

(I don't know how much air the worms will need or how often it'd need to be refreshed, using a small butter container with air holes for 5-30 nightcrawlers at a time)

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