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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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WTB: Live Blackworms

Anyone locate in Canada who has blackworms? I would like to buy some. Thank you
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If you ever find somewhere, do let me know. I know an lfs in Edmonton who used to have a tank of them but they were going for 20 bucks for 1/4 cup.

Look into starting your own culture if you ever find any- you will know for a fact they are clean and you won't have to buy so many.
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yea I hope i found one. Canadian Aquatics doesnt have anymore and i dont think they will be offering anymore cos of the price.
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A singe pound will cost around $80 shipped out of California. Bump the order up to 4 pounds & it drops to around $40 per pound. One of the major producers in Cali is in the process of redoing his setup, so they are in short supply everywhere. I usually get in 25 pounds at a time, lucky to see 5 lately. Once the weather breaks he'll be up to normal production, maybe 4-8 weeks out.
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maybe the website i saw is the one you're talking about. that price has shipping included already so its not bad really.
maybe some fellow canadians would want to do a group buy.
from what I read about blackworms is that they are very good and also can stay alive in yoir fish tank longer that's why I want to buy some and start my own culture
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You might get hit with fuel & distant area surcharges on to of that, depending on your location. Shipping from the US to Canada is where you get hammered price wise, I pay a fraction of that Cali to Chicago.

They'll stay alive in a freshwater tank until something comes along to eat them. Several of my customers use them as a vacation feeder of sorts, toss in a bunch, go out of town for a few days to a week. You can culture them yourself, you'll need to devote a tank to only that.
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Yea. Probably some extra charge too. Group buy anyone? Lol
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A group buy would be your best bet, unless you plan on culturing & feeding long term. They ship the same as fish, just need to be kept cold rather than warm.
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yea I'll probably post an ad for group buy on them as soon as I am able to get a hold of supplier. thanks for advice.
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