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    "Preparing For Fourth shed" Aundrea's Avatar
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    Question Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Ok I have a dumb question but what is the difference between earthworms and red wigglers. Today I went to petsmart to see if they sell earthworms and all they had was red wigglers. Im doing some masive search to buy a stock of earthworms and ebay dont really have any. Im just wondering whats the difference and if I can feed the wigglers to my snake? Thanks so much for the help
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    What I would try is to cut a night crawler into thirds with scissors, or you can cut off the last third, feed the snake the worms tail, and return the top 2/3 of the worm back into the container.

    Night crawler will heal and survive to feed again.

    Oh and P.S. The only dumb questions are the ones you never ask

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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Aundrea I've never bought from them but I found this site last night...not sure if I can get worms all winter so I may try these guys.Anyone tried 'em...good, bad, whatever?
    Worms - Uncle Jim's Worm Farm

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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Hmmmm... now I'm thinking about raising worms.... won't hubby be thrilled??!!! LOL
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Thanks everyone. I have lots of nightcrawlers in my fridge for my Ornate box turtle. She LOVES thoes things and boy them nightcrawlers are bigger then Bennie LOL. Boy she sure would be scared to death if she saw one of them suckers. Maybe I can get my bf to cut them up for Bennie. Im a wimp LOL. Bio6464 they sell earthworms? Ill have to check that out here in a few. I just wanna stock up for the winter lol. I am thinking about raising them myself also. My bf would just be so happy about that LOL.
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aundrea View Post
    Ok I have a dumb question but what is the difference between earthworms and red wigglers. Today I went to petsmart to see if they sell earthworms and all they had was red wigglers. Im doing some masive search to buy a stock of earthworms and ebay dont really have any. Im just wondering whats the difference and if I can feed the wigglers to my snake? Thanks so much for the help
    Maybe I am lost, but I did not see anyone answer the first question...

    Red wigglers should not be fed to garters, and they have STRIPES. They are the only species of worm with stripes... and sometimes they are sold as trout worms, dug worms, or other incorrect ID.



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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Ohhhhh ok i see the stripes. Thank you so much. Are they just not good for them?
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aundrea View Post
    Ohhhhh ok i see the stripes. Thank you so much. Are they just not good for them?
    They can be toxic... can kill your snake or make it sick.

    If you are squeamish about cutting up a live nightcrawler, put it in a baggie in the freezer for ten minutes, thaw, and cut up. The results will be a little mushy, but...
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    Ohh ok ill make sure not to feed her them. I almost bought them at Petsmart yesterday when I had to get my dog some food. Im glad I didnt. Yeah im a wimp when it comes to cut up a worm. Heck I cant even put the worm on a hook when we go fishing. I let my bf do that
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    Re: Earthworms and Red wigglers

    ugh... I once said that I would never again cut up a worm... probably going to have to eat those words, but... eeeewwww... ever been squirted in the face with worm guts? I'm going to try every other solution for "the babies" before resorting to worm cutting, but of course I will do whatever it takes to feed them, including dealing with squirting worm guts blech

    btw, my kids were laughing soooo hard at me! Meanwhile I was grumbling about how this is their snake, blah, blah, blah... lol
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