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Re: [Killietalk] Synthetic cultures
> What about re-hydrated coco fiber? It seemed to work ok for awhile, but
production has absolutely crapped out on me. I keep it at about 70 degrees.
The substrate is moist, but well drained. I feed ground up oatmeal, but
there isn't a worm in sight. I just added a killer starter culture full of
nice looking worms (from Dave Mickelsen) a little over a week ago, but I
haven't seen them since. What gives? Here is a pic..
I have been using very damp coco. fiber exclusively for 3
years. My production is very adequate for what I need. I feed oatmeal,
and occasionally some pellet food, mostly with spirulina .
I keep the culture very damp, and place a piece of plastic netting
form a craft store on top. I sprinkle oatmeal, then a light spray or
water, add the plastic netting, it has 1/4 inch holes. I sprinkle a little
oatmeal on the netting, a spray. To feed I take the netting from the
culture and swish it in the tanks.
My fish room is warmer, so worms are kept at approx 74 degrees, I
use a nylon stock over the culture and lightly place the cover on to allow
air to exchange. Culture last 4 to 6 months, and then I start a new one.
Scituate, Rhode Island
terceira at ride_ri.net
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