before entering the detail may be worth explaining a bit about what is a worm. A worm is simply the larval stage of a fly which is usually organic matter decaying, either garbage or a dead animal or similar. As with the flies worms not all are equal. If you take a look around in summer probably will find that there are several different types of flies that arrive to invade your home, but generally in the United Kingdom at least, come you a shortlisting three and are the common housefly, the greenbottle and the bluebottle.
the three types of fly are easily distinguished with the housefly, being the smallest with a gray or yellowish abdomen and four dark stripes on the thorax (the bit between the head and main body). The greenbottle is slightly larger and is a metallic green color, while the bluebottle is slightly larger with a blue tint to metal-general.
the larvae (or stage of the Apple of discord) of each of these different types of fly are so markedly different as flies are in themselves, and each type of worm will be readily available at your local tackle store. In the language of fishing worms of House fly is called ‘squats’, greenbottle worms are called ‘pinkies’, and bluebottle worms are known as ‘gozzers’. Unless it squats or pinkies give larvae from eggs laid by bluebottles if you go to a junk shop and simply ask for a pint of worms.
you might be wondering why anyone would want to raise worms when they are so easily available in stores. The answer is simple – all at prices and quality. If you are in match fishing or simply catch a heck of lot is expensive. Breeding your own is much cheaper. Shop worms are far quality bait that can be by itself. When you are done your home bred bait will be larger and cooler that anything you can buy in the shops and it is guaranteed.
essentially, for breeding worms only need a few elements; a container with a lid for the worms to feed and grow in a pair of breasts of chicken (or fresh fish) If you prefer as a power, a colander of worm (a sieve will do), some bran and finally two washing bowls or similar containers.
put the chicken or fish in a few sheets of newspaper and at the same time that you place in a container with a lid that is filled with one-inch deep or bran. Leave the container in a quiet place in the garden with the lid on but not secured firmly. Leave a gap soon enough so the flies can enter and exit the container. Periodically check the bowl to see if flies have been ‘burned’ in their food. It will be obvious if you have and you will see one or more groups of small white eggs in the meat, typically 30 or more eggs in each cluster. When you think you have enough hits the newspaper around the meat to keep food and eggs contained in a package and close cover wrap to stop any flies enter the container. Make sure that there are some holes drilled into the small enough to air cover but not big enough for that flies enter.
let the container in a dry ventilated place so that the eggs can hatch and worms can begin feeding but take into account after a day the meat begins to smell and odor will intensify with the passage of time. Periodically in the worms to see how they are progressing and to ensure that there is enough food for everyone. If it is necessary to replace the power supply. Somewhere between 5 and 8 days that the worms will come off the power, i.e. they will no longer eat. They are big and fat and more than anything in the stores.
then you must clean before taking them to fish with fish are quite demanding when it comes to bait the hook. Remove the paper and worms that fall in the bran and leave for at least 12 hours. Bran sieve and transfer worms to one of your wash bowls and add a couple of drops of liquid soap and enough water to cover the worms and give them a good rinse. Then pour the worms out on a sieve and transfer them to the other washing Bowl that we filled with a layer of 1 inch of bran. Worms give a mix full with dry skin. Cleaning wash first Bowl and fill with another inch of bran dry and add two or three tablespoons of sugar and the same amount of turmeric powder. Sieve of worms once more from wet bran and transfer to the Bowl containing the dry bran and sugar and turmeric and mix everything together.
leave worms for a while and see if they can be transferred to the refrigerator. You should look to see if they are still wet enough to be able to climb up the walls of its container and exhaust. If they manage to climb the walls of the container we add some more dry bran until they become too dry to stick to the walls of its container. Now can be placed directly in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them as (keep in mind usually is a good idea to have a refrigerator of worm dedicated for this in terms of some object of wives and girlfriends of reason to have worms in the refrigerator of food).
and that is all. It is how to raise worms. These preserves at least one month if stored in the refrigerator until they begin to turn the wheels but are going to be the most productive before using them.