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RE: Getting the most from a microworm culture


Do you use newspaper or note paper (should there be any concerns in regards
to chemicals in the paper?).Also, approximately how many times (or how many
days) do you reuse the paper strips?

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> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 20:33:17 -0600
> From: krombhol at teclink_net (Paul Krombholz)
> Subject: Getting the most from a microworm culture
> You can get a lot more microworms out of a culture if you cut 1 inch
> 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
> 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
> it in the tank.
> Paul Krombholz in pleasant central Mississippi, with a sunny, mild, dry
> day.
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