Introducing...The Newest Members of ShaiCrew

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  1. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Introducing...Rachel.

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    She and her couple-hundred family members have moved into their fully furnished apartment over the floor HVAC register in my laundry room.

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    Xandra Active Member

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    congrats.

    ...she's lovely.
     
  3. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Champion bloodlines, donchaknow.

    Work ethic and beauty all in one package. Parents are proven workers with excellent structure.

    A spay/neuter contract was considered but as they are hermaphroditic it turned out to be rather complicated.
     
  4. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    is she for compost? Or are you planning on sacrificing Rachel to the fishing gods?
     
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    That color pattern is marvelous.
     
  6. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Yeah they are red wrigglers a.k.a. composting worms. These ones eat vegetative kitchen scraps and turn them into compost for my garden. Once their population grows sufficiently, some will move outdoors and eat rabbit/cooled chicken droppings and garden scraps for the same purpose.
     
  7. Shai

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    I think so too. Their breeder doesn't breed for color...you know what they say...a good working worm is always a good color...
     
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    I'm so glad to hear you went to a reputable breeder... There are way to many worms being produced by BYB's these days just for the profit.
     
  9. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    You guys crack me up :D

    Nice worm, Shai...are you naming them all or just Rachel ;)
     
  10. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    I'm leaning toward referring to them all as Team Rachel. When the population explodes, as I hope it will, and the young'uns form their own colony, I will have to come up with another gender-neutral name for their leader. Team Ashley, perhaps. Or Team Jesse. Team Jordon? I have several months to decide.
     
  11. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    ummmm ...GO TEAM RACHEL! :D
     
  12. Shai

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    They'll have a line of T-shirts, Mugs, and Action Figures. Should be hitting stores any day now. Support your team with your wallet!
     
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    Ewwwww that's gross!! But I didn't know they could be so useful!! Very cool.
     
  14. SevenSins

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    When are you planning to take deposits for Rachel's first litter? Special priority given to proven working homes? Have you had her, um, hips tested? :lol-sign:
     
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    Pretty cool Shai. I love Rachel. Is she the matriarch?
     
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    Too complicated for me! :) I just have a single bin for each colony. When I go to harvest a bin, I feed them all in one spot for a couple weeks then scoop out that section, empty out the rest of the bin into a bucket, and put the worms and their new substrate back into the bin. I feed the bucket for a week or two right on top to draw stray worms and move them into the bin too, and then we're done.
     
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    sassafras mushinois

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    Bunch of dirty garbage-eaters. *turns nose up*
     

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