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Breeding & culture of bloodworms
You need a small insulated and heated outbuilding with no globe or retainer
around any lights. Fiberglass utility tubs with the drain hole plugged work
well, or use a similar proportioned container. Cover with a tight screen lid.
Leave about three inches of space between lid and water surface. Use cool
white light tubes on a 24 hour timer. Put starts of bloodworms in each tub.
They will eat the algae forming on the sides of the tubs and (optionally)
small amounts of powdered fish food that your fish don't like or has become
old. Keep lids closed. Adults crawl on screen, mate, & lay eggs to complete
cycle. When released, they fly around and require careful houskeeping to
remove the dead midge adults from every concievable crevice. To harvest or
feed, you will have to do this. The collected adults are like a light powder
snow only gray. Fish don't show enthusiasm for the dead adults, but they can
sop up juices in prepared home made foods. It is unwise to raise these in a
home or main building because of the hazards resulting from the escaped