Electric Worm Digging

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Andy, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Andy writes:

    I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :

    How to dig worms using electricity....

    I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:

    I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....

    So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...

    After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    was elated.....

    By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    your own worm farm.....

    So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    similar ?

    Andy
    Andy, Jul 21, 2005
    #1
  2. Andy

    GregS Guest

    In article <>, "Andy" <> wrote:
    >Andy writes:
    >
    > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    >live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    >fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    >
    > How to dig worms using electricity....
    >
    >I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    >
    > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    >with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    >a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    >
    > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    >the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    >The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    >almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    >earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    >plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    >
    > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    >the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    >and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    >had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    >was elated.....
    >
    > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    >this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    >your own worm farm.....
    >
    > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    >similar ?



    Just stay away from Chemlawn treated lawns., There are no worms.

    greg
    GregS, Jul 21, 2005
    #2
  3. Andy

    3 Ga` Guest

    Spreading this idea may reduce our earth worm population. I wonder if
    the thunder lightning happens because some species out there try to dig
    out the "human worms" too,
    :)

    Cheers,
    3 Ga`, Jul 21, 2005
    #3
  4. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Andy writes:
    >
    > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    > live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    > fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    >
    > How to dig worms using electricity....
    >
    > I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    >
    > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    > with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    > a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    >
    > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    > the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    > The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    > almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    > earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    > plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    >
    > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    > the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    > and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    > had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    > was elated.....
    >
    > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    > this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    > your own worm farm.....
    >
    > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    > similar ?
    >
    > Andy
    >


    Yes, as a matter of fact I recall the Coroner sending a guy off for trial
    for manslaughter in Australia (Ballarat: Victoria) some years ago for making
    a very similar device for his neighbour. The neighbour was killed by it.
    Don't recall an outcome.

    Ken
    Ken Taylor, Jul 21, 2005
    #4
  5. Andy

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    "Ken Taylor" <> a écrit dans le message de
    news:CESDe.2322$...
    > "Andy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Andy writes:
    > >
    > > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    > > live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    > > fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    > >
    > > How to dig worms using electricity....
    > >
    > > I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    > >
    > > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    > > with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    > > a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    > >
    > > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    > > the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    > > The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    > > almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    > > earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    > > plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    > >
    > > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    > > the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    > > and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    > > had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    > > was elated.....
    > >
    > > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    > > this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    > > your own worm farm.....
    > >
    > > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    > > similar ?
    > >
    > > Andy
    > >

    >
    > Yes, as a matter of fact I recall the Coroner sending a guy off for trial
    > for manslaughter in Australia (Ballarat: Victoria) some years ago for

    making
    > a very similar device for his neighbour. The neighbour was killed by it.
    > Don't recall an outcome.
    >


    The worms ate him.


    --
    Thanks,
    Fred.
    Fred Bartoli, Jul 21, 2005
    #5
  6. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    "Fred Bartoli"
    <fred._canxxxel_this_bartoli@RemoveThatAlso_free.fr_AndThisToo> wrote in
    message news:42dffad7$0$6656$...
    >
    > "Ken Taylor" <> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:CESDe.2322$...
    > > "Andy" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Andy writes:
    > > >
    > > > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    > > > live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    > > > fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    > > >
    > > > How to dig worms using electricity....
    > > >
    > > > I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    > > >
    > > > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    > > > with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    > > > a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    > > >
    > > > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    > > > the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    > > > The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    > > > almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    > > > earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    > > > plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    > > >
    > > > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    > > > the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    > > > and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    > > > had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    > > > was elated.....
    > > >
    > > > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    > > > this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    > > > your own worm farm.....
    > > >
    > > > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    > > > similar ?
    > > >
    > > > Andy
    > > >

    > >
    > > Yes, as a matter of fact I recall the Coroner sending a guy off for

    trial
    > > for manslaughter in Australia (Ballarat: Victoria) some years ago for

    > making
    > > a very similar device for his neighbour. The neighbour was killed by it.
    > > Don't recall an outcome.
    > >

    >
    > The worms ate him.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Fred.
    >
    >

    Touché!

    Ken
    Ken Taylor, Jul 21, 2005
    #6
  7. Andy

    ~^Johnny^~ Guest

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    What do you intend to catch with these worms - electric eels?


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    --
    -john
    wide-open at throttle dot info

    ~~~~~~~~
    Maybe I should ask Radio Shack. They claim they've got answers;
    but frankly, if Radio Shack were our provider, we'd _really_ be in
    trouble now, wouldn't we?
    ~~~~~~~~
    ~^Johnny^~, Jul 21, 2005
    #7
  8. Andy

    Kryten Guest

    "Fred Bartoli"
    <fred._canxxxel_this_bartoli@RemoveThatAlso_free.fr_AndThisToo> wrote in
    message news:42dffad7$0$6656$...
    >
    > The worms ate him.


    They eat most people, eventually.

    We're all worm poo in the end.
    Kryten, Jul 22, 2005
    #8
  9. Kryten wrote:
    >
    > "Fred Bartoli"
    > <fred._canxxxel_this_bartoli@RemoveThatAlso_free.fr_AndThisToo> wrote in
    > message news:42dffad7$0$6656$...
    > >
    > > The worms ate him.

    >
    > They eat most people, eventually.
    >
    > We're all worm poo in the end.


    Sai Hulud May your passing cleanse the world....
    harsha godavari, Jul 22, 2005
    #9
  10. Andy

    Robert Baer Guest

    Andy wrote:

    > Andy writes:
    >
    > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    > live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    > fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    >
    > How to dig worms using electricity....
    >
    > I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    >
    > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    > with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    > a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    >
    > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    > the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    > The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    > almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    > earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    > plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    >
    > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    > the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    > and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    > had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    > was elated.....
    >
    > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    > this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    > your own worm farm.....
    >
    > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    > similar ?
    >
    > Andy
    >

    DARN!
    I was hoping that you found some electric worms - to zap fishes with.
    Robert Baer, Jul 22, 2005
    #10
  11. "Andy" <> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    > Andy writes:
    >
    > I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    > live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a
    > fish from it, and it reminded me of another idea :
    >
    > How to dig worms using electricity....
    >
    > I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    >
    > I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    > with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about
    > a foot long that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    >
    > So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    > the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket....
    > The light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so
    > almost the full 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the
    > earth. The earth was fairly moist, behind my barn, and I
    > plugged the apparatus in and waited for results...
    >
    > After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    > the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured,
    > and had a good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and
    > had no real use for them..... but the machine worked, and I
    > was elated.....
    >
    > By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    > this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start
    > your own worm farm.....
    >
    > So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    > similar ?
    >
    > Andy
    >



    Yeah, I wittnessed someone using this method to get worms for fishing.
    However, the worms he got this way were not very healthy and he could not
    keep them alive (that's to say moving) overnight as could be done with worms
    digged up the traditional way. Guess te worms were deadly injured by the
    current.

    petrus bitbyter
    petrus bitbyter, Jul 22, 2005
    #11
  12. On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:16:34 -0700, 3 Ga` wrote:

    > Spreading this idea may reduce our earth worm population. I wonder if the
    > thunder lightning happens because some species out there try to dig out
    > the "human worms" too,
    > :)
    >


    Yes, but so far it's been extremely difficult for us to crawl to the
    surface.
    --
    Thanks!
    Rich

    for further information, please visit http://www.godchannel.com
    Rich The Philosophizer, Jul 23, 2005
    #12
  13. On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:15:31 +0200, petrus bitbyter wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <> schreef in bericht
    > news:...
    >> Andy writes:
    >>
    >> I read the electric fishing thread with interest, cause I
    >> live on a lake and am the only person who hasn't caught a fish from it,
    >> and it reminded me of another idea :
    >>
    >> How to dig worms using electricity....
    >>
    >> I did some experiments a few years back. To witt:
    >>
    >> I took a lamp cord, put a 100 watt light bulb in series
    >> with it (ballast) and then put the cord to two probes about a foot long
    >> that I put into the ground, about 6 feet apart.....
    >>
    >> So the electricity flowed thru the lamp, into a probe, thru
    >> the earth, back up the other probe and into the wall socket.... The
    >> light bulb was to limit the current. It didn't light, so almost the full
    >> 120 VAC was between the probes going thru the earth. The earth was
    >> fairly moist, behind my barn, and I plugged the apparatus in and waited
    >> for results...
    >>
    >> After a minute or two I saw a LOT of worms crawling around
    >> the ground between the two probes. This is GREAT, I figured, and had a
    >> good supply of worms then, tho I didn't fish and had no real use for
    >> them..... but the machine worked, and I was elated.....
    >>
    >> By the way, if there ain't no worms in the ground anyway,
    >> this ain't gonna work so good, so it's not like you can start your own
    >> worm farm.....
    >>
    >> So , has anyone else tried this, or done something
    >> similar ?
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Yeah, I wittnessed someone using this method to get worms for fishing.
    > However, the worms he got this way were not very healthy and he could not
    > keep them alive (that's to say moving) overnight as could be done with
    > worms digged up the traditional way. Guess te worms were deadly injured by
    > the current.
    >


    I've heard that if you run them through a wringer to get the dirt
    and worm poop out of them, you can fry them up like bacon!

    Cheers!
    Rich


    --
    Cheers!
    Rich
    ------
    "A beautiful belle of Del Norte Is reckoned disdainful and haughrty Because during the day She says: "Boys, keep away!" But she fucks in the gloaming like forty."
    Rich The Newsgroup Wacko, Jul 23, 2005
    #13
  14. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Andy replies to Rich :

    I bet that would be fairly handy for Jews and Muslims alike., who
    like
    to avoid pork products...... Myself, being neither, would prefer
    bacon...

    :>))))) Andy
    Andy, Jul 23, 2005
    #14
  15. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Andy replies to Rich :
    >
    > I bet that would be fairly handy for Jews and Muslims alike., who
    > like
    > to avoid pork products...... Myself, being neither, would prefer
    > bacon...
    >
    > :>))))) Andy
    >


    What's wrong with ham?

    Ken
    Ken Taylor, Jul 24, 2005
    #15
  16. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Andy writes:

    I wonder if it's possible to remain Kosher and be a ham radio
    operator ????
    Andy, Jul 25, 2005
    #16
  17. Andy

    keith Guest

    On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 16:45:50 -0700, Andy wrote:

    > Andy writes:
    >
    > I wonder if it's possible to remain Kosher and be a ham radio
    > operator ????


    Could happen. Wasn't Sam FB Morse Jewish?

    --
    Keith
    keith, Jul 25, 2005
    #17

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