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Re: worm farm?
A few years ago, there was an article in Practical Fishkeeping about
culturing white worms. I don't have the article in front of me, but as
I recall, the author suggested placing paradichlorobenzene crystals
(mothball crystals) on a piece of aluminum foil in a corner of the
container to rid the culture of mites. The container was only loosely
covered, so the fumes wouldn't also kill off the worms.
I never tried this as I was concerned about possible contamination of
the worms, but it might work in your case (at least to immediately kill
off the mites and gnat larvae). You might also want to cut back on the
amount of food present so that the worms have consumed all the food
within 24 hours. If there isn't any residual food for fungus and/or
mold, there may not be enough food for the gnat larvae.
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