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NFC: Re: Native Fish Conservancy Digest V2 #880

Aw shucks, I have to give fair credit to the squirmy ones for providing
such exquisite entertainment value. And food value. They looked so good,
I thought of trying some. No not really. hehe. My next report will be
concerning an area very close to where the worms were found, and
upstream from the creek that runs through the back of my apartment.
Credit also to the NFC for motivating me to get off my duff and do
something constructive. And to Luke for sending me my first natives.

>Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 08:24:28 -0800 (PST)
>From: BILL HOPPE <zzzzzzbill at yahoo_com>
>Subject: Re: NFC: Worm Collecting Report

>    Thanks Arlus . Best worm expedition report Ive
>read in years . Loved it . Worms dont frequent the
>bedrock on this mountaintop so I have worm tubs . Not
>nearly the excitement on an expedition to the tubs .
>- --- Arlus Farnsworth <arlusf at cwnet_com> wrote:
> A sudden storm has brought the worms out tonight...
> big ones, little
> ones, all of them juicy ones. Mostly I find them
> crawling across the
> cement, but often they will be half out of the
> burrow, breathing the
> night air. Careful not to shine the flashlight too
> brightly, they will
> duck out of sight... but ever so slightly creep up
> and... grab them by
> the slippery end and slowly pull like a starfish
> opens a mussel. Pop out
> they come and into the can. Or plastic yogurt
> container as the case may
> be. I have not met the fish that could resist a nice
> worm or two. The
> little fish aren't big enough to fit a worm in their
> mouth yet, but they
> try. My biggest fish thought he was quite the
> dominant character until a
> giant worm thrashed him about the tank, but in the
> end... no more worm.
> One fish wasn't eating much... he doesn't like the
> food I made up any
> more... freezer burn not tasty? Now he has a full
> stomach. A smaller
> fish not getting enough to eat? She is resting her
> distended belly on
> the bottom, barely able to wag a fin. The other fish
> are happy with the
> extra treat as well.

>Bill Hoppe
>Yellville Arkansas