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Re: Grindal worm Problem
> From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
> Subject: Re: Grindal worm Problem
> Mites are a tiny member of the spider family, I think, and look just as you
> describe them. They will just compete for food with the worms. The worms can
> stand flooding for a bit, so you can probably float most of the mites off
> and collect them for fish food. Repeat to catch any eggs that hatch later,
If mites are readily eaten by fishes, aside from food competition in the
grindal culture, what advantage is there to eradicate the mites?
> I've had little trouble with them, but I always cover 90% of the soil
> surface with a clear plastic sheet or glass. Putting food in small pits
> encourages worms to crawl out on the glass for collection without any soil.
> The mites also can't get to much of the food.
I'm feeling a little dense tonite... but food is placed in "small pits"
but this "encourages worms to crawl out ON the glass". Where are these
"pits".... on the glass or culturing media?
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