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Re: frozen microworms ?
Thanks Ron, I can also try to dry some out and save them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron @ FAR EAST" <ronwill at starhub_net.sg>
To: <KillieTalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: frozen microworms ?
> > From: "Daniel S. Katz" <dskatz at optonline_net>
> > I have a microworm culture which I will not be needing for a while. ( I
only use microworms to feed very small Corydoras fry). Rather than keeping
the culture going for a long time when I don't need the worms, I was
considering trying to freeze the culture and subsequently thawing it out
whenever I might need it in the future. Has anyone else ever tried this?
> I used to store excess harvest of microworms in the fridge (in 35mm film
> canisters within a small foam box) but these will keep for only 3 weeks
> before going bad, ie. the worms won't revive. Freezing will kill 'em
> worms but one is able to revive a few from a dried out culture.
> From: AUS62 at aol_com
> > Don't freeze the microworms, Dan. Simply place them in a regular
> > refrigerator. The worms will go dormant for many months and then revive
> > they are warmed up again. I do this routinely when I am going to be away
> > a few weeks or more. Good luck.
> How long is "many months" and can you elaborate how the MWs were stored
> (with or w/o media)? I'd like to extend my culture's dormant period
> beyond 3 weeks. TIA.
> > From: "Mach Fukada" <fukada at aloha_net>
> > My wife said: "just don't tell her". If she asks tell her it is a
> > soy bean paste (miso) used for Japanese cooking.
> Heh Mach,
> Do you store the MWs in the fridge too? Hope you haven't had miso soup
> lately! <blink>
> On a similar note, do BBS keep well in the fridge? I don't have many
> frys at the moment and don't wish to overfeed either. I've tried
> Hikari's frozen BBS but the fishes basically ignores it.
> Ronnie Lee
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