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Old 06-11-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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questions about black worms

i just bought some black worms that are being sold as tubifex worms from my lfs (that's what they told me). i wanna start a small culture so i have a few questions...

1. What is their optimal temperature?
2. What kind of substrate is best?
3. What are the best types of food?

feel free to add any other information and comments about them. thanks
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Old 06-11-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/...ocs/LVCULT.htm

http://www.simplydiscus.com/library/...cultures.shtml

http://article.discusnews.com/cat-01/blackworm2.shtml
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Good info Tortis!
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Good info Tortis!
Thanks, I tend to be rather well-informed when it comes to creepy-crawl;y things.
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wow thanks i couldnt find any of these in google :P
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Toirtis.. were do you find such good information about the creepiest of the crawly things!!!
Felf is right.. google sends you to a bunch of links that say, in summery of course..
"Its too hard to culture black worms dont try it "
bunch of winy babys!!!! LOL!!
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Toirtis.. were do you find such good information about the creepiest of the crawly things!!!
Know your Latin (Lumbriculus variegatus), think 'laboratory cultures'.
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Know my Latin! Your killing me here...LOL. so what does that actually translate to?
lumbriculus variegatus?
maybe I just need a good Latin translation site or book..
I only know the latin I learned in Chemisty and Biology and its been a very long while!! LOL..
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"Lubriculus" is 'slippery' and "variegatus" is 'variegated'...so, variegated slippery worm.
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Ahh the latin name for the black worm...
So find the latin name and search for that!!! the link you posted came up first on google..
the simplydiscus one! nice!

Thank you so very much O wise one!!!

Just Lumbriculus variegatus culture and that was it!
Im still amazed..LOL.. I dont think Ill recover from this one any time soon..LOL
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