The aquabid auction is exactly why I am asking ... I don't want to buy
something that is useless.
Compare prices with fast freight.
Unless you've got lots of space like Robert Nhan did (See Wright's last post
of 1-25) you really don't want to waste time raising them. One of the
Chicago killie people found a bunch of black worms in with the apple snails
he had been feeding dry dog food to. (Accidentally must g=have spilled a
couple starters in there.) Raising enough is the trick.
As Jim said, order your worm keepers in a separate order so they go the slow
route and less expensive postage.
Several years ago in Aquarium Fish Magazine Rosario LaCorte wrote a
fascinating article about his new retirement home and the daphnia pond he
had dug in his back yard. After a year or two he guessed that all of the
leaves falling in would be good fodder for blackworms. The pound dumped in
didn't pay off for about a year, but certainly were worth the investment
after that. And they weren't raised downstream from any hatchery. ;)
If you would like to ask Rosario about that, he will be speaking at the
Chicago killie show this Match 20-21.
(If you would like show details, I would be thrilled to e-mail you the
All the best!
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