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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #366

Hello Kim,

Well, of course the yeald depentds on the amount of worms present in the

The can method is OK, but instead of a hot water bottle use a 50 W
spotlight. Its reflector concentrates Infra Red light (heat) very

Start with the lamp about 8-10" from the surface of the dirt, and then,
if you are impatient, advance the light closer every 10-15 min. After
2-3 hours ALL the worms will be in the water. I usually leave the light
for an hour at ~10", then another hour at ~6", and so on.

Remember that worms move slowly! If you advance the light too fast, you
will have cooked worms! Adding a few ice cubes to the water keeps the
worms cold & alive for a longer time.



> Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:50:08 -0800
> From: "Anderson, Kim" <KAnderson at psg_ucsf.edu>
> Subject: Harvesting white worms
> My local pet store would like to buy white worms.  But I'm having
> problems harvesting them.  I'm currently using a can with both end cut
> out.  The bottom has a screen on it.  I fill it up with culture and put
> a hot water bottle on top.  Then I put the can/hot water bottle in a
> plastic bucket that keeps the can and inch from the bottom which has
> cold water in it.  The most I every get is a tablespoon of worms.  Does
> anyone have a way of harvesting white worm on a larger scale?
> Kim