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EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« on: October 10, 2013, 03:34:05 am »
a new take on an old idea.


Jars with large openings are available at most plastic shops at around R9.90 each.


Cut the bottoms off two jars and slide them together and seal them.
Glue a short piece of match stick inside the lid to provide ventilation.
Some polystyrene can be attached to the side of the jar for coolness.


The worms always go to the bottom of the container, now you can turn the jar upsidedown and the worms are always available at the top.
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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 07:42:12 am »
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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 09:24:26 am »

Glue a short piece of match stick inside the lid to provide ventilation.



Great idea!
I dont understand the part about the match stick? Maybe a pic would help

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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 05:00:17 pm »
A short matchsick glued into four 'corners on the inside of the lid stops anyone from screwing the lid tightly and preventing air from entering the jar.


Call it a spacer.
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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 05:39:33 pm »
A short matchsick glued into four 'corners on the inside of the lid stops anyone from screwing the lid tightly and preventing air from entering the jar.


Call it a spacer.


Ok - makes sense


I bought this worm container way back in the 80's in the USA - and have used it more times than I can count - mainly on the Zambezi. Excellent for keeping worms cool and fresh for each days outing. It opens on both sides. I have had to repair this box many times (as you can see!) but it is still functional after all these years


On long trips camping in the Zambezi valley - we buy many worms and rig up an ant proof worm farm hanging from a tree (to keep the ants away) and decant a load for each days fishing. The worm farm consists of a hessian sack with the worms and a mix of grass and leaves with soil. We keep it wet using a bottle of water with a wick on top of the sack so that the worms are always moist and the breeze keeps the damp sack cool. the sack is placed in a shopping basket. We manage to keep the worms fresh for 10 days easily. Occasionally we go through the sack and remove dead worms - dead worms create more dead worms.


In the pic of the "worm farm" you can see another worm container for daily use - made in Zim - but not as effective s, it is made of wood and heats up fast and moisture causes the box to warp and come apart


I have been looking for a replacement for my Yellow box - but have not seen one in SA

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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 05:42:30 am »
Thanks Ziggy. I've seen a few mostly made from wood with two sliding 'doors'.
the problem is that you have to be a carpenter to make them.




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Re: EASY WORM DISPENSER.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 08:00:56 am »
Thanks Ziggy. I've seen a few mostly made from wood with two sliding 'doors'.
the problem is that you have to be a carpenter to make them.
that the one you can see in the worm farm pic ......and the wood warps and splits over time.....and it does not keep the worms cool in the heat of the Zambezi.


the yellow polystyrene one works the best, and I am sure can be made easily - but you need dense quality poly for it


the nice thing about it is that when you open the side, the elastic keeps it open until you flip the side back into place