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Re: KillieTalk Digest V1 #1
- To: KillieTalk at aka_org
- Subject: Re: KillieTalk Digest V1 #1
- From: "Barry J. Cooper" <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
- Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 15:52:49 -0400
- In-Reply-To: <199710241928.PAA24688 at acme_actwin.com>
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 04:35:46 -0400
>From: Al anderson <killiman at indy_net>
>Subject: Dwarf Red Gularis ?
>Good morning world,
>What is the best was to grow Grindal worms?
>Is there a real dwarf Red Gularis and if so how large does it get? Is it
>man made or does it occur in the wild
Al, I can't comment on the Dwarf Red Gularis, but I can on culturing
grindal worms. I suppose the best way to grow them is whatever works for
you. However, I have used the soil-less method with some success. To do
this, use a flat plastic food storage container, about 5x10" in size (but
size is not critical). Place a piece of "egg crate" plastic foam in it.
This is the foam sold in many stores as mattress padding. It is flat on one
side, and has indentations like egg crate on the other. Place the foam with
flat side up. Put some water in the box such that the foam is very damp,
but not flooded. Put the grindal starter on top. Feed them baby cereal or
dry flake food. What worked well for me was a setup where the lid, when
clipped on, just touched the surface of the culture. The worms will collect
on the lid and can be rinsed off for feeding. This is a very clean system.
You have to change the water in the box regularly. If it fouls, the culture
will crash, but can often be rejuvenated by changing the water and feeding
small amounts of cereal.
Barry Cooper , Chair email: bjc3 at cornell_edu
Department of Pathology Voice: (607)253-3336
College of Veterinary Medicine FAX: (607)253-3317
Ithaca, NY 14853