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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Worm Security

    Yesterday, I received a shipment of 500 night crawlers. I prepared new bedding( I change bedding with all new worms). I placed 250 of the worms into 2 separate cooler and put them in the fridge.
    This morning I went to the snake room to start Saturday feeding. I opened the fridge door and had a pile of worms drop on the floor.
    I was very surprised these worms could lift the fitted lid. I figured the raised lip would prevent such a thing from happening. I was wrong.
    The lids are now secured with a 5 pound weight.




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    Re: Worm Security

    If the worms are leaving the container, there is a problem that they are fleeing from. Check ph, temperature and air quality.
    The worm facility I toured was palette after palette of open containers in cold rooms with lots and lots of ventilation and air monitoring. If conditions are comfortable, the worms stay put.

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    Re: Worm Security

    I think it was that initial settling in phase for the worms as they were transferred out of the shipping cooler into the holding coolers. As a rule I don't have this problem.
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    Re: Worm Security

    I wanna see the pile of worms on the floor!! That paints a picture that makes me giggle
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    Re: Worm Security

    At least you know they are healthy lil buggers. Should be good eats for your snakes.
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