keeping white rags
Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:29 AM
A while back i discussed white rag on this forum. some people said they kept theres in coal duff. well not been a miner i aint sur what that is or where i can get it from. would anyone, in or out of the clique, be kind enough to offer me some advice on keeping whit rag.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:21 AM
with whites they will keep almost forever if you look after them properly.
i haven't kept them for years, but i when i did i could keep them for 6-9 months no problem.
i used to put them in seed trays in the fridge with just enough water to cover thier backs, not too many and don't put matchsticks in with snakes as the big ones will eat the small ones, you need to make sure the tempreture stays stable and there is something to catch any drips of freshwater before they get in with the worms.
when you get them check thier condition, keep broken worms separate from whole ones, watch for worms with blisters as well quarantine these too.
check every day for the first couple of weeks, change water if it gets cloudy or smelly, after a while you won't need to check them much, once a week maybe.
always keep spare water in the same fridge as the worms as they don't like being put into warmer or colder water.
thats about it, you could use coral sand instead of coal dust, doesn't look as bad in the bottom of the toilet after you tip a tray of rotters down the pan and the sand/coaldust doesn't flush away ;o)
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:17 AM
any chance u could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can chat further?
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:38 AM
Why oh why do you spoil such a good topic by getting backs up. Apart from the stupid clique thing it was a good question and a brilliant answer from Happy Dude.
hi all. me agin. your favourite poster.
in or out of the clique, be kind enough to offer me some advice on keeping whit rag.
On another topic you accused me of being a member of a clique "small exclusive group of people" (Oxford modern Dictionary), see the next word in the dictionary and you will crack up laughing
When I first joined AN I was mainly on the Carp section but my main love is sea fishing. On the Carp section (it was the coarse fishing section then) I learned a load of things that helped me to catch more fish. I also got involved with a Mcmillan cancer relief fish in at Yately (3 Dutch 1 from Belgium and myself) is this a clique? that met up with other like minded anglers (another clique or clicks?) I think not, just a group of anglers that fancied a trip and Cancer seemed a good cause, as I found out a couple of years later
I took a great interest in some of the Skate fishing reports that were coming onto AN from Davy Holt and after asking loads of questions was kindly invited to Scotland for a trip on Catchalot. That weekend every year is in my calender, 2 years later Norrie was invited on "my weekend" then the next year Nick in the North came along, another clique?
Newt and his wife are coming over to Holland and the UK next year, while they are in Holland they will be staying with me for a couple of days, clicky no, just pure logistics, local knowledge and money saving, oh and a little payback on my part to thank Newt for helping me (and others)
to use my very first computer. I am driving him down to Calais for the ferry and say goodbye, he will then be met by another member of AN and taken to a fish in, Eventually (I hope) ending up with Davy in Scotland befor flying back to Amsterdam with me for his flight home.
I posted a topic on the sea section about anyone interested in a 2 day trip out of Lymington, only one of the interested parties was known to me (Norrie) the rest I have never met but have read there input and am looking forward to the trip, can you call that a clique?
On the 14th of this month I am going to Wales for 5 days staying in a "never met mate" from AN caravan and Bassing + whatever he comes up with then off to Lymington.
The trip from Dover to Wales is 358 miles then Wales to Lymington 358 miles then we meet up with Salar for a few hours fishing then off to Dover again 150 miles. On our route we have a total of 46 invitations to tea or fish The trip would take months, a clique or just friends from AN?
I hope that the above does not detract from the main question in your topic or Happy Dudes reply but I just wanted to clear the air and with luck we can start afresh :cool:
As far as I know there are no cliques on the sea fishing section of AN, just like minded people that chat, meet, fish together and then fish again when we (in my case) can afford it.
I am now going to re read this to see if there is any thing that I have said that will upset you or others.
Look at the time of posting and you will see that it is late, 2 glasses of wine at a BBQ and then driving home, BBQ and company were great but drinking and driving I will not do, bummer really as I could have got well pieied
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:59 AM
look to be honest, dont take me too seriously. i dont really mean any harm, and i dont wish to wind u up alan. i actually think this is a good forum, otherwise i wouldnt keep coming back would I. I hope u enjoyed your barbecue and i hope u enjoy your next fishing trip out with the lads (sorry, Clique). I think anyone who raises money for whatever charity is a good allround guy, and cancer research is actually one close to my heart as a close family memebr has just suffered from the terrible illness.
now having said what i think why dont u sod off back to ya clique and leave this thread to the discussion on whit rags.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:27 AM
As for a member of your family suffering from "the terrible illness, it is called "CANCER" don't be scared of calling it such, CANCER is CANCER, we live with it or die with it, such is life, a couple of us on here have survived it, some have not
If you would like to support Macmillan cancer relief at a fish in, let me know and I will contact friends from AN who will provide you with the fishing gear for the weekend. :cool: I will even sponsor you for £20 if you wear an AN T-shirt
If you want a biography, do a search on member 166 and mention the topic that you would like to see.
Nite all and sorry for going off a good topic and reply
[ 02. August 2004, 09:27 AM: Message edited by: Alan Taylor ]
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:06 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:43 PM
Grant, stupid question here but should it be sea/salt water or would they survive in tap water with aquarium salt added?
Would just emphasis that the water should be changed fairly regularly to keep the worms alive- a point already well made, but very important in my experience.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 04:41 PM
So long as you can get the mix right there is no reason why they cant, I used made up salt water in my tank quite often without any problems .. and you know all the stuff that was in it
"Skate Anglers Have Bigger Tackle"
Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:14 PM
Thanks Davy, I well remember the contents of your tank, the TV was on but I never looked at it, too fascinated with what was going on in the tank
So long as you can get the mix right