Re: NANFA-- green earthworms dont squiggle
Mon, 1 May 2000 13:53:11 EDT

In a message dated 4/30/00 11:36:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< btw, the local tackle store guy said that red wigglers were
poisonous. >>

I think that possibly he may be referring to some sort of exotic species that
was introduced to parts of the U.S. that is similar in appearance. I read
about some species of introduced worm that was poisonous, but it was a while
back and I don't remember anything about it, really. Or he may be referring
to dung worms, which are dark red in color and smaller than earthworms. They
exude a disgusting yellow secretion, and most fishes won't eat them unless
they are practically starving. Actual red worms, otoh, are better than
earthworms for feeding I think.

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