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Getting the most from a microworm culture

You can get a lot more microworms out of a culture if you cut 1 inch strips
of paper, soak them in water, and then stick them on the sides of the
culture jar just touching the surface of the culture.  Microworms will
climb up on the wet paper much more readily than they climb up on the
glass.  You can more than double the yield from a culture this way.  To
feed, peel off one or more strips and dangle them in the aquarium and then
return to the side of the culture jar to pick up more worms.  You can also
dangle the strip in a glass of water, and in a minute or two the worms will
have all settled at the bottom, where they can be sucked up with an
eyedropper and fed to the fish.  this produces a much "cleaner" supply of
worms, with less contamination from organic matter from the culture.

When I was away at school during the week, I got my mother to feed my fish
fry this way.  No way was she going to wipe her finger around inside the
culture to pick up worms that had climbed up on the glass.  However, she
didn't mind picking up the paper strip with a pair of tweezers and swishing
it in the tank.

Paul Krombholz in pleasant central Mississippi, with a sunny, mild, dry