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    Here are a few pictures of some microworm cultures I started yesterday, this is the first time I've done them so I'll update as I go. The medium is just wet oatmeal and yeast with a culture I purchased on ebay, they actually smell quite pleasant, like fresh bread dough. I will keep a self sustaining supply of them with these cultures as the start if all goes to plan. I forgot to on this one but I plan to add Vita-Chem or Zoe-Con to the mix next time to infuse the worms with vitaminy goodness.


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  • #2
    Umm...so what are you going to do with the microworms?
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    • #3
      Lol I'll be watching your thread... I just got my Microworm culture in today and I'm clueless...
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      • #4
        Feed them to fry NS!! They are good for cory fry because they sink from what I understand, hopefully I'll get to try them with other fry too.

        Nice Sean! They are pretty foolproof from what I read which is a big reason I chose them.
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        • #5
          Will they survive if left uneaten like blackworms?
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          • #6
            For about 24 hours in the aquarium.
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            • #7
              Thanks for creating a log of your experience with the worm culture!
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              • #8
                No problem Dena Glad to do it.
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                • #9
                  How long do they last in that container? Will they continuously breed? or do you have start a new culture every couple weeks?
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                  • #10
                    You're correct, you want to keep the cultures fresh by starting new ones every few weeks. From what I understand you can even use questionable/smelly cultures by rinsing the worms to start a new one but apparently you have a good window of 2-3 weeks or maybe longer.
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                    • #11
                      I took these photos yesterday, 4 days after starting the cultures:



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                      • #12
                        Wow. Those are awesome closeup pictures. Do you keep the container on the fridge?
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                        • #13
                          No I just keep them on the kitchen counter near a window where it is well lit/ventilated. They were squirming around like crazy!! They don't stop moving!
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                          • #14
                            Have you tried feeding them to your fish?
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                            • #15
                              No, I don't have any live fry left and they are on the verge of visible to the naked eye. I have them for next time though.
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