Why do my night crawlers keep dying?

I hunt night crawlers in my back yard for bait but every time I harvest them, they all die off on me. Why does this keep happening to me? I use my hands to gather and store them in an old Coleman plastic lunchbox. I melted a few drain holes, make sure i provide fresh moist dirt and a hefty supply of organic... show more I hunt night crawlers in my back yard for bait but every time I harvest them, they all die off on me. Why does this keep happening to me? I use my hands to gather and store them in an old Coleman plastic lunchbox. I melted a few drain holes, make sure i provide fresh moist dirt and a hefty supply of organic materials I see that other worms dragged into their burrow so I know what they are eating, and a couple days later here comes the reaper. Why is this? What's the secret?
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