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Fwd: Live Foods Digest V2 #266

Tim wrote....
>To keep my hatching bottles at a constant temperature, I use a
>styrofoam fish box I got free from my LFS. In the box I have a rack
>built out of 1x2 lumber that holds two 2L bottles, and a 25 watt light
>bulb in a porcelain socket. I adjust the temperature by sliding the
>lid more closed or less closed.

To keep from havng to fiddle with the box lid, purchase a thermostat, the 
one with the probe on the copper wire.  The probe goes in the box, the 
relay is plugged into the wall and the light cord is plugged into the 
relay.  When the probe senses the temp fall it turns on the light and 
vice, versa.  The cheaper ones have to be set by trial and error, the 
more expensive ones have a temp dial on the box that plugs into the wall. 
 When I was eating healthy, I made massive quanties of yougurt this way 
and never had a failure.  

- -------- Original Message --------
>Non-member submission from [klaus.schoening at jungle_org (Segeberger)]
>From: klaus.schoening at jungle_org (Segeberger)
>Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 07:51:35 GMT

>The worm people I talk to don't know of this species.  They laff when I
>say, Dwarf African Red worm.   Probably because the red worm they
>culture is a giant one!  Are you sure african red worms isnt synonymous
>with red wrigglers?  What is the scientific name of African Red Worms?

I'll have to get back with you on this.  Supposedly they are smaller than 
garden variety redworms and can withstand and thrive in warm conditions. 
Something I need here in TX. A "friend?" of mine had these and 
recommended them for me.  Hopefully he is not laughing on the trip from 
the chair to the floor!!


Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:16:11 -0600
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Subject: Black Worms

>I have found a source for black worms, but rather than keep purchasing
>them, I
>would like to try and culture them myself.  Can anybody point me to an
>detailing culturing black worms?


>Kim Gross

Try this and then the "krib" but you may find that unless you have an 
isolated room, preferably not connected to the house, the odor may not be 
worth the trouble.  On these I would recommend going with feeze dried.  
Same with tubifex.  Virtually no chance of contaiminating the aquarium or 
you with unwanted bacteria (hepatitis).


Frank Hillman