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Re: White worms
I separate them in water.
Place a small amount of what is to become a new worm starter culture in
a tall glass & fill with water. The worms will sink, the mites float.
Wait a minute or two & decant the water with the mites. The procedure
has to be repeated several times to remove all the mites. The mites can
be better seen looking at the water surface at an angle, against a light
source. They will be visible as small dots, breaking up the reflection
on the surface of the water. After you don't see any more mites, repeat
the decantation 2-3 more times, because some mites seem to be attached
to the worms and it takes time to dislodge them.
Use the washed worms as a starter for a new culture. Placing the
container with the worm culture in a larger vessel filled with water --
creating a "moat" -- will hinder a new reinfestation with the mites.
If in the new culture you notice the FIRST mite, right away do the wash
cycle again. DO NOT WAIT until the culture is heavily infested!
Hope this helps.
YoHoHo at aol_com wrote:
> What is the best way to get rid of the little mites that sometimes get into
> the white worms?
> Frank Carriglitto
> AKA #08234
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