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African Nightcrawler Question

Postby ghostwolf » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:13 am

Does the African Nightcrawler release a yellow fluid when handled like other composting worms do?
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Re: African Nightcrawler Question

Postby Brian M » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:57 am

No not that I have noticed. I haven't handled mine too much as it has been cold here but is getting quite hot now.

I did pack down a couple of beds yesterday into new bedding and I saw nothing.
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Re: African Nightcrawler Question

Postby ghostwolf » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:02 pm

Interesting, I think I'll set up a bin and give them a try. I'll keep them indoors so temperature won't be a problem. It does get annoying when your putting a ENC on a hook and they spew that garlic smelling liquid and it doesn't wash off with regular soap and water, I have to rinse my hands with vinegar when I get home.
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Re: African Nightcrawler Question

Postby Brian M » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:39 am

I don't fish but when I am packing down my Reds they froth if I take too long but I never smell anything. My hands do get dirty though and I need soap to remove it.

With the Africans keep them under a bright light when you first put them into new bedding. Overnight at least and then use escape proof boards over the top or they wander.
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