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[Killietalk] How wet to keep the 'scrubby pad' grindal worms
Mark Pearlscott, may his name be praised, gave me a started scrubby-pad grindal worm culture on Saturday, and it's been 4 days, and it's still alive! And the worms appear to be thriving! THis is by far the longest success
I've had with a non-dirt culture. Dirt cultures have worked for me, but all get mited and infested with those @#$ at #$@# gnats eventually. My dirt cultures I kept pretty damp. They lasted longer if I had some red wigglers in with them.
Questions for the list: How wet to keep it -> mist it down each day? Once in a while? Keep a pool of water around the pad?
Feeding: Feed when the food disappears? I have some kitten chow that appears to be a big hit.
Subculture: Advice I got was, just soak another pad in water, and put it atop the existing culture, and wait for it to be colonized. I'd like to start another culture and get it going before feeding too heavily from the one I have.
I have the culture in a large rubbermaid container with a tight lid. I drilled a couple holes in the lid and stuck in those plugs you use for the fruit fly cultures (open cell foam I guess.) So far, so good. Hopefully those wretched gnats don't show up.
Oh, and the fish adore the live food.
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