Some time ago my good friend (and RWC Facebook group admin) Larry Shier got it into his head that he wanted to challenge me to a Euro growing competition. We started chatting about it back and forth (including some friendly smack talk), and the idea gained more and more momentum.
On Mother’s Day Larry finally laid down the gauntlet, issuing an official challenge on his blog entitled “IT’S ON!!”
He included the image below, which totally cracked me up (I have been a big SNL fan for years).
So yeah…I guess it’s happening!
The only problem is that we still don’t really have a set of rules for this competition. So I would love to get some feedback!
– How many worms should we be allowed to work with (I’m thinking a low number, between 1 and 10)?
– Do we start with cocoons, hatchlings? (adults doesn’t really make sense in my opinion)?
– How long are they allowed to grow for?
Here is my thinking…
We should both start with a few adults in a new system so that we can get some cocoon production. We then move 5-10 of these cocoons to another system. At this point the clock starts and we grow the Euros out to maturity (with maybe a couple extra weeks for more fattening).
Apart from feedback, I think it would be a lot of fun to have others trying this out as well!
Larry is a BIG man (at 6’3), but that don’t mean he knows jack about growing big Euros!
It’s on my friend…IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!
…Now I just need to go see if I have any Euros