Worm babies, maps, and vending machines

Our new worms are faring well, I think, although as the Husband quipped recently, “they don’t talk much.” But we have nonetheless learned quite a bit about them, and we’re here to pass this valuable knowledge on to you.

Where worm babies come from
Believe it or not, actress Isabella Rossellini (remember that freaky David Lynch film Blue Velvet?) dressed up in pink taffeta to show us how worms excrete and how they make babies. No lie. You have to see it to believe it.

The worm map of the universe
Free-range worms live everywhere, presumably. But 15 gallon Rubbermaid bin worms live in air-conditioned comfort in homes across the world. After I posted my worm pictures on Flickr, I received a very polite message from Steven Chow — known as Mushroom on Flickr –who saw my pictures and not only sent me a picture of his worms, but also invited me to add our Fellas to the interactive, um, Worm Map that he made. So we did! He also taught me the word “vermicomposter” which is what one becomes, when one keeps bins of compost-eating worms in the house. There’s an entire Ning group of such persons, if you can believe that.

Worm vending machines
On a related note, I took the family to the lake for a picnic after church on Sunday and was stunned to see a worm vending machine there. Such a machine does not in fact provide worm Nip-Chee’s, or worm Moon Pies, or even worm Wrigley’s (I thought of that my very own self!). No, but it does provide worms AS snacksÂ… for fish. I’m a city girl, I thought I knew about vending machines. I am now much smarter than before. Did you know that such a machine sells not only redworms (30 count) and nightcrawlers (12 count), but also floats, split-shot sinkers, barrel swivels (size 5 and 7), and fishing hooks in four sizes?

I decided not to tell our Fellas about the vending machine. Don’t want to give them nightmares.

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3 Responses to Worm babies, maps, and vending machines

  1. Diane "Torka" Aull July 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    That worm vending machine is just too funny! I, too, was wondering if it was going to sell snack food for worms…

  2. Pure Romance by Pam July 17, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    That worm video was disturbing! LOL

  3. Anonymous January 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    would love to buy into the product…I live in Pittsburgh Pa. on a lake. Never any bait close by.
    How to I get this vending machine?
    Carla-carkey1@comcast.net

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