What causes string-of-pearls? Protein Poisoning? Cold?
I just thought I would start a new thread, since this topic has the chance of being searchable by people wondering about this phenomena.
I first encountered a worm with string of pearls look when I took the worms out of my indoor rubber maid bin and put them into a larger FT bin on a protected back porch. It was early spring, but I watched the temps, and made sure that if the temps dipped below freezing I put the lid on the top and covered it with a blanket. I describe starting to see one or two worms with the lumpy affliction here on this thread: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/verm/msg0413395822329.html
Another member was also seeing the same thing, and wondering if it was because of some old protein bars he had fed them.
After putting my worms out, the temps only got below 45 for more than 48 hours one time. I describe that here:
Here are other threads that mention protein poisoning:
What are your thoughts and experiences?