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blackworm culture questions
About two or so weeks ago someone posted a link on how to culture
blackworm, the http://www.carosci.com/worm.htm link. I have tried
following the instructions on this
page but have only succeded in slaughtering more inccocent worms than I
possible. Here is what I have tried:
1. two separate tupperwares each with a portion of worms, about 3 inches of
bubbling provided by airline tubing, no airstone, water change and rinse
once per day. I
could not locate brown paper towels as the page recommended, so I used
towels. Result: sludge in one week.
2. using large bucket in place of tupperwares, moving paper instead of
paper towels. Feeding
the vegatable slurry part of daphnia delight. Result: worm sludge overnight.
3. acrylic aquarium (4g), no substrate at all, faster airstone bubbling.
Feeding the same. I set
this up today and already the water is getting that cloudy sludgy look.
Now one suspicion I have is that I may have the wrong species.
These worms are black,
up to 1/4 inch long, have no visible segmentation. They are sold by LFS'
blackworms. The care recommended for them is a daily rinsing in cold water
and storage in
That last item is my second suspicion. Is room temperature too hot
for these animals?
Any help appreciated.
ps-the reason for the unconventional containers is that I am in an
apartment and somewhat
starved for space.