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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #63

Hello Andy,

Containers for Grindal worms depend on the scale you want to culture
them. On the small scale "margarine tubs" are about right. 

Larger containers should be shallow, with a tight fitting lid, because
when the conditions are not to their liking, the worms migrate en masse
-- your wife would certainly not appreciate that!

The tight-fitting lid has to be ventilated. I cut out an opening of
5-10% of the surface area and close it (silicone cement) with a tight
mesh (thin synthetic blouse material or _tight_ pantyhose) to prevent
mites from getting in.



> Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 13:46:54 -0600
> From: Andrew Ternay <macfish at airmail_net>
> Subject: What are good storage containers for redworms and grindal worms?
> I guess the title pretty much says it all.  In the archives I saw that some
> folks used 5 gallon pails for redworm cultures--but I also read about
> escapees.  My wife would really object to that.  I gather keeping a neutral
> pH helps prevent that.
> Grindal worms are another question.  What would I keep them in?
> Thanks for all the suggestions I got regarding live foods for community
> fish--they were very helpful.
> Andy