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Old 07-26-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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blackworm culture

i tried using brown paper bags but they break down too fast and i read that you can use burlap but what if i use something solid like a piece of driftwood or a coconut shell? it would be hard to get the worms out but would they be able to eat it?
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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Toirtis posted a site not too long ago that suggested to use layers of newspaper.. HTH
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:50 AM   #4
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wont the newspaper break down just as fast, if not, sooner than a paper bag?
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Probably....why not just use burlap? Its cheap and plentiful.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:05 PM   #6
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cloth potato sacks :P
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dont some places say to use like a piece of plexiglass? or am i in the wrong food?
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its a food source for the culture krap101 plexy wouldnt be very digestable.. (btw. the new panda theme rocks!)
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lol nickname at school is panda . but yeah. i know some kinds, just cant remember em
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well i havent seen many things things that are packed in burlap, even potatoes. where can i get the bags themselves?
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Its possible that the potatoes that are on display and are not in bags could have come out of burlap.. or there was some brulap in the box.. See if you cant talk to someone in the produse department at the grosery store (someone that stocks the produse or a manager type) and see if they cant help you find some.
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ok thanks. i'll see if i can get some at least to experiment
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Almost all major gardening shops carry burlap (by the meter/yard) as a mulching/cover material.
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really? thanks! i'll go tomorrow
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So Felf, did you have any luck?

I seem to have accidentally gotten into blackworm culture. Sick fish wouldn't eat, bought live food with hopes, and now the QT has a rather large colony of blackworms, with little babys swimming all over the place. (Oddest swimming style I've ever seen.) The fish seems somewhat improved, although I havn't seen him eat, he is hopefully taking advantage of living in a blackworm culture when I'm not looking. He does frequently hover over the worm clusters and scatter them with his fins.

I have additional blackworms in a smaller container that I'm feeding to the fish in the main tank. Took some of them awhile to notice it was food. I'm alternating between the worms and a veggie pellet, so they don't get too constipated off of the carnivorus diet. The small container culture is kinda disgusting, don't think I'll try to maintain it after all the worms have become dinner. The QT culture is trouble-free, living off the established biofilter and food waste. Have alot of snails in the QT too, since I started with aquarium water that apparently held a snail Adam and an Eve.
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