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Re: Black Worms
I feed them as often as every second day. I don't believe that blackworms carry any pathogens specifically, but they are a rich food and the fish produce (I believe) lots of protein-rich excretions (known technically as poop). Thus, the water can become polluted quickly and bacteria can flourish. Since I've been in Oregon I have experienced more problems with bacterial infections than I had previously, even though in NY I used a lot of blackworms too. My water here is more alkaline and very soft, which may have something to do with the problem, even though I add salt and both calcium chloride and magnesium sulfate. Recently I have installed UV irradiation on a couple of my racks as a tiral. In the final analysis, though, adequate water changes are the answer.
The short answer to your question is that I think you can feed blackworms frequently if you are rigorous about water changes.
At 04:13 PM 1/22/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> Now for a different questions on Black Worms... How often do you feed
>them ? I have heard so many opinions on this subject that I might as well
>get another one.
>At 03:28 PM 1/22/02 -0500, you wrote:
>>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:21:40 -0800
>>From: Barry Cooper <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
>>Subject: Re: Black Worms
>>Yeah, yeah. My fingers meant every 1-2 days, of course.
>>At 06:00 PM 1/21/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Hi Barry, Wow! those blue worm keepers must work miracles! You change
>> water every 102 days? That beats my current method by 101 days ;) heh
>> heh couldn't resist. Ron
>> >Ron Anderson
>> >Warwick, RI
>> >alt email: ron at 110_net
>> >On Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:52:54
>> > Barry Cooper wrote:
>> >>I keep blackworms for longer than a month. I use the blue plastic
>> containers that have an insert with a screen in the bottom so that the
>> worms are in effect suspended over water. I spread 2 lbs over 8 such
>> containers. I keep them in the fridge and change water every 102 days.
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>>Barry J. Cooper, Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
>>Current address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
>>Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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