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Re Microworm Cultures - Defense Fund

       From: J Miller <ruddigar_99 at yahoo_com>
       Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 00:54:32 -0700 (PDT)

>  My thread-fin rainbows eat them, I'm sure my dwarf and pygmy corys
>eat them as well, since the worms sink to the bottom and can stay alive
>for a couple of days.

Adult guppies eat them.  Baby guppies can grow to adult size in only a few
weeks with a steady diet of microworms.

I have found it useful to collect microworms from the culture with wet
paper strips that I stick to the walls of the culture.  The microworms
climb up on the paper much more readily than they will climb up the bare
walls.  I pull off the strips, dangle them in a cup of water, and the
microworms all fall off into the water and settle out.  They can then be
sucked up with an eyedropper and put in the aquarium.  You can get a lot
more microworms out of a culture using the wet paper strips.

Paul Krombholz, in soggy central Mississippi, where we had another inch or
two.  The frogs are getting less enthusiastic.  (What?? we have to breed
again?  I'm pooped!)