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RE: Grindal Worms and dog/cat food
Try keeping the culture on the "very moist" side. Keep a cover over the
food you put into the culture. Either, a sheet of rigid plastic or glass.
See if that helps. The plastic piece can then be lifted out, and will have
lots of worms clinging to it. You then rinse the plastic piece with a spray
bottle to collect the worms into a pan or plastic butter dish. I have not
experienced the "crashes" you describe, unless the culture starts to get
over run with mites, either white or brown. What I then do is spray the
culture down with a pyrethrum based insecticide. These insecticides were
derived from plant sources and are not nearly as toxic to higher forms of
life [killies] as is such man-made ones like malathion or diazanon.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Ramsey [SMTP:djramsey at mindspring_com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3:38 AM
> To: KillieTalk at aka_org
> Subject: Grindal Worms and dog/cat food
> Normally I have been feeding grindal worms with regular fish food. Results
> would allow me to feed most of the fry tanks about 2 times a week. There
> so much talk about feeding dog/cat.kitten food that I decided to try it.
> Within a day or so production was astronomical. I could feed all the fish
> ever other day. Absolutely amazing. But I am finding that a culture
> after two maybe three weeks. And a smelly crash it is to be sure. If I wet
> the food first, I got a lot of white mold. If I put it in dry I would have
> to keep adding eyedroppers of water on top of the food to wet it enough to
> eat. Either way, I would end up with a wet stinking mess. My normal
> feeding fish food would last for months. The net result is feast or
> whereas before I had small but steady supply.
> Any tricks to controlling the crashes?
> David Ramsey
> djramsey at mindspring_com
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