Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?

R. W. Wolff (
Mon, 7 Oct 2002 19:33:38 -0500

> Where I live there are worms that are almost as big as night crawlers but
> they jump around like a small snake and will break apart if held for very
> long.

We have those here too. At work they love to live in the shredded wood that
is around the apple trees. When I dig out weeds and such, they come out and
hop all over and do break easily. They look just like half sized
nightcrawlers. I have never tried to keep them or use them as food. We also
have several other worms besides the common red/leaf worms, wigglers,
manure, and angle worms sold in bait shops. There is one that is bright pink
and ties itself into knots if you take it out of the soil. There is also one
that gets really large and is grayer but looks for the most part like an
angle worm. It will come out of the ground if you grunt for them ( push a
stake in the ground and rub and tap an axe on it), these are called grunt

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