Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?

Scott Davis (
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 11:31:57 -0500

You might want to go easy on the coffee grounds; caffeine is the coffee
> plant's way to combat insects--it shorts out their nervous systems.
> (Probably doesn't do ours much good, either.)

Maybe pour the coffer grounds around tomatoes and other acid soil plants if
your soil has a higher pH. Ring plants a little further away if they are
pestered with slugs or land snails with coffee grounds. The little beggars
don't like the stuff. (Coffee nerves?)

This according to a buddy (also a fish head) who gardens.

In fact, I would love to install a cheap sink in the fish room, run a pipe
through the wall, and send water changed out from tanks through the sink and
a hose to garden spots much in need of water and nutrients.

As for the worms, plain old hardwood leaves are great. Somebody even
suggested them for blackworms.

All the best...
/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,