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Re: Warm White Worms (was LFD V3 #166

Hello J. Miller,

If white worms go deep -- it is too warm for them.

68 IS kind of warm. 58 would be better & 50 probably ideal.



> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 09:27:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: J Miller <ruddigar_99 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: white worms
>   I received a starter culture of white worms about a week ago.  I put
> them (about 1/2 dozen) in a small margarine container filled 3/4 with
> peat and the media they came in (looks like soil).  I placed a small
> amount of fish flakes under a piece of plexiglass, but the worms
> haven't come up for it yet.
>   I went digging around in the container to see if any were still
> alive, and found a few around the bottom.  Any ideas why they aren't
> coming up for the food?  Should I take some of the peat out to make it
> shallower?
>   Maybe it's too cool or warm for them.  I have kept them on the floor
> in my fish room - room temp is about 68F on the racks so a couple
> degrees cooler on the floor.  I tried having them off the floor a bit,
> but I don't want them to get too warm because I know they prefer cooler
> temp.
> =====
> J. Miller
> Edmonton, AB, Can.