May look sluggish on arrival, but will be rejuvenated within 24 hours when stored in the refrigerator at approximately 38° F.
Commonly referred to as Earthworms or Dew worms.
Most popular live bait on the market today.
Used for freshwater fishing.
Refrigerate at 35-45° F.
Great for frogs and turtles.
Chemical-free; safe for feeding to pets.
Place the entire cooler (worms and dirt) into the refrigerator. If the cooler won't fit, separate the worms in two or three smaller, ventilated containers (worms need to breathe) and refrigerate.
Dirt bedding should be dry to damp. If you can squeeze water out of the bedding, it is too wet. You should be able to squeeze the bedding and watch it pack together without water coming out. If the bedding does not pack, add some water.
Keep the lid on the container. Remove the ice pack and refreeze it for further use. If the ice pack is broken, throw it away and change the dirt bedding immediately.
The bedding will need to be changed more often, and the worms will leave a crusty, dirt-like surface on the top of the container. This should be removed.
We strongly recommend you change the bedding by the end of the second week and at least once a month afterwards. There are numerous types of bedding materials available at your local sporting goods store — you do not have to use dirt bedding. Paper or cardboard bedding is fine. Worms do not require feed. All beddings have feed in them.
Worms will live for months if refrigerated and cared for properly.