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Re: [Killietalk] Separating Blackworms
I have never had the need to separate blackworms till this last batch. This
last batch had some type of sediment in with my worms. I use a monoject
syringe to feed blackworms to my fish. It makes feeding the worms easy. I
just used the syringe to suck the worms away from the sediment and then
rinsed them a few times and the sediment was gone. As I said, the syringe
makes it easy to feed the worms, and sucking them into the syringe does not
damage the worms. You can get syringes at any local farm supply store for
about a $1.00ea. By the way, I use the syringe without a needle on the
Dover, PA 17315
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Goldstein" <rgoldstein at rjgaCarolina_com>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Separating Blackworms
> I use the blue plastic hard boxes with mesh-floor insert boxes sold
> specifically for holding blackworms. I remove the mesh box from the blue
> about once a week and pour cold tap water from the fridge over the mesh to
> wash the worms, and then replace the mesh box in the blue box, and add new
> cold water from the fridge. I keep a gallon of tap in the fridge for
> and water changes. It helps that I have my own fridge in the fish room. If
> you don't have this kind of set up, make sure your wife doesn't belong to
> the NRA.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Davis" <unclescott at prodigy_net>
> To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 3:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Separating Blackworms
> > Yep :)
> > Get out your turkey baster and one of those wide mouth
> > one-gallon pickle jars. Run the cold tap a moment and
> > then fill up most of the jar. Pour the worms in. Use
> > the baster to squirt the stragglers in. If there are
> > just a couple of worms stuck in the mesh of an
> > other-wise clean basket, leave them with some killies
> > while you go about your other activities.
> > Some of the casualties and a lot of junk (usually
> > former casualties) will float away from the mostly
> > healthy worms, which settle to the bottom. Pour those
> > off down the toilet and refill the jar.
> > Don't blast them with the faucet. I once tried a hose
> > nozzle and killed them. Worm pate is not the goal. ;)
> > It may take a lot of rinsing. I let them settle the
> > first few times to let the tiny detritus rise from the
> > rest (wander off and feed a tank of killies flakes,
> > change water, spend too much time on-line,
> > yada-yada...)
> > After a while the small and cloudy stuff is gone. I
> > will sometimes plunk the jar on the sink and sit or
> > kneel in front of it, stirring and drawing the
> > removable items out.
> > Waiting for a family member to wander by. "Praying to
> > the worm god for a good spawn, huh?"
> > All the best!
> > Scott
> > --- Bruce Cameron <camerons at usfamily_net> wrote:
> >> Is there a way to separate dead blackworms (20-25%)
> >> kept in blue-sieve trays from the majority that are
> >> alive and seem OK ?
> >> Thanks, Bruce
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