friend looking for worms

by Jacob estrada
(Corpus christi tx u.s.a.)

my friend wants to know how to look for worms during the night time. Does she have to wait for the worms to come out for her to get them? And she wanted to know if she can lie on her stomach to catch them?

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Nov 21, 2021
Finding Worms at Night
by: Pauly

Hello Jacob,

The best way for finding worms at night would be after a rain storm or when the ground is wet.

Worms come out at night because the ground is dewy or moist. This protects them from drying out. The night also gives them cover from predators.

I'm mostly talking about deep burrowing worms used for fishing. However, some composting worms can be found under logs, rocks, animal dropping, compost piles with kitchen scraps, etc.

It's not a guarentee that you will find composting worms, but it is possible, if they're in your area you'll find them.

Also, you'd need to use a red light. They're are sensative to bright light and will coil back into they're burrows making it difficult to grab them.

Watch my video on the many canadian nightcrawlers I found in my goat yard. It contains goat manure which the worms thrived on very well.

Caught On Camera Huge Worms Everywhere:


Nov 21, 2021
thank you for responding
by: Jacob estrada

I'll let my friend know that the soil needs to be wet for her to look for them. She did it before but the ground wasn't wet enough.

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