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Fwd: Blood worms
- To: live-foods at actwin_com
- Subject: Fwd: Blood worms
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 09:22:29 -0600
- Conversation-Id: <199804021213.HAA27330 at acme_actwin.com>
- In-Reply-To: <199804021213.HAA27330 at acme_actwin.com>
Forwarded non-member submission follows:
> Forwarded text:
> From: klaus.schoening at jungle_org (Segeberger)
> Subject: Live Foods Digest V2 #90
> Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 07:20:13 GMT
> -> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 22:16:43 -0600
> -> From: "Barry Barlow" <bbarlow at camcomp_com>
> -> Subject: Blood worms
> -> After searching the archives to no avail, I have a question or
> -> questions.
> -> 1) Does anyone have information about culturing bloodworms?
> -> 2) I understand these are the larva of midge flys, does anybody know
> -> if they are present in south Georgia?
> -> Thanks in advance for the info I cant find this info anywhere
> -> Barry Barlow
> -> bbarlow at camcomp_com
> Well 1. do a search for jay exners live food page in yahoo. he has a
> link to Moina culture in southeast asia. They also have a page there
> for bloodworm culture.
> Bloodworms are available worldwide. Anyplace that has water probably
> has bloodworms! If you are near a distillery there are probably
> bloodworms by the millions in the sediment downstream. I had a friend
> that took care of a fish farm for the EPA where they cultured fathead
> minnows. He had to clear the aquatic plants out periodically. In
> amongst the hornwort where literally thousands of bloodworms.
> Collecting them was kind of a hassle, but they arent that hard to
> culture provided you begin with enough stock.
> Kordon sells bloodworm satchels that are available in some retail
> stores. I have also seen them available on some mail order houses
> lists. Kind of expensive that way but its one way to obtain them.
> Barry Thoele has them for sale in quantity mail him at
> liveaqua at brainerd_net
> Bloodworms stay in cocoons most of the day and can be more easily
> collected at night when they can be seen writhing through the water. An
> aquarium net will do the trick.
> Well thats a start for ya!