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BOUNCE killietalk at aka_org: Non-member submission from ["RobertNhan" <robertnhan at hotmail_com>]
I actually raised red worm instead of black worm. These were much smaller
than black worm but great as fishfood. I used OSI spirulina pellet, and
fed them every other day. A small corner filter was used for aeration
which was not touch the bottom of the tank.
To collect the worm, just stirred up the sand. The worms would form
a ball which could be easily collected.
Blackworm can be raised the same way.
>From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
>To: AKA mail list <killietalk at aka_org>
>CC: "Mach T. Fukada" <fukada at aloha_net>, Robert Nhan
><robertnhan at hotmail_com>
>Subject: Culturing Blackworms
>Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 17:05:26 -0700
>This seems to be a hot topic, these days.
>In addition to the La Corte experience mentioned by Lee and documented in
>JAKA, I'm aware of two other successful reports of culturing of blackworms.
>One is a personal communication from Robert Nhan, and the other was posted
>by Mach Fukada,from Hawaii, but darned if I remember where.
>Robert used fine sand in the bottom of 10G aerated tanks, and fed fish
>flakes (cheapest possible). With 7 tanks running, he harvested half a tank
>day, so the cycle took two weeks. It worked, but was too labor and space
>intensive to be satisfactory. IDK how much water he changed, but probably a
>fair amount. [The worms are cheap, here, and run well under $1/lb in some
>Mach, as I recall, fed pellet food to worms in a bed of lava chips in
>shallow trays. Lots of water exchange was involved, and I think it was
>more than a prudent amount for CA or other water-deprived regions. I'd like
>to try this method, maybe using my RO waste to flow through a bed of worms
>on the way to the garden.
>Since these are pure second-hand reports, I'll cc: both of them in hopes
>they will clear up any mistakes I have made in reporting their success. :-)
>Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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