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Re:Red worms

In a message dated 3/23/99 3:58:43 AM Eastern Standard Time, Owner-Live-
Foods at actwin_com writes:

> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 21:45:53 -0800
>  From: "Vern Wensley" <vernwen at home_com>
>  Subject: dwarf red worms
>  I am looking for suggestions for feeding dwarf red worms.Anyone have any
>  tips for culturing these worms?
>  Vern

Check the archives for the Live foods list at http://www.actwin.com/fish/live-
Here is my post from December about red worms.

Subject: RE: miniature redworms 
From: "Eller, James (J.)" <jeller at ford_com> 
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 12:33:27 -0500 


Hello All,
I have been following this thread and figured I'd throw in my experiences
I have been keeping redworms that I purchased from a company named Jones
Worms located in Tennessee or Arkansas (don't remember). In this culture
there are literally hundreds if not thousands of tiny redworms ( less than
1/2 inch long) that my Sunfish, Bluegills, Cichlids, adult Bettas and larger
killies (Akure, gabunense ,pachy O's and Ep. Dageti) devour with gusto. I
was not aware of any "yellow toxin". It's pretty obvious to me that my fish
didn't know about the bad taste either. Although I will admit that I don't
know the genetic background of these redworms and maybe mine are from a
different strain of worms and do not have a bad taste to my fish. The
culture does not have any really objectionable smell, it just smells like
wet peat moss to me. Kind of a musty dirt smell. My worms will eat most any
organic matter I throw in there, such as stale bagels, banana peels, stale
crackers, moldy bread, vegetables etc.

Mine are kept in moist/damp peat moss and the peat is covered with a few
sheets of newspaper most of the time. I find that if the peat gets too wet
the newspaper will wick away any excess water. The newspaper will be eaten
by the worms eventually and I replace it after 2 or 3 months or when it is

            Jim Eller