Well, I did 3 cultures for the banana worms... Since they weren't looking their best, but were still active. Two containers (the original MW containers, washed and dried) and a larger bin to see if that works out better. Never know :p
Yes I recognize the picture before the name first... I stopped doing that.
The reason I split them up, is because they can always repopulate. But they were looking a tad dry, and beginning to brown. So one culture went to the larger bin, and the other was split into two to hopefully make it more successful.
So, I found well over 20 dead but that is not surprising, considering doubletail IS a deformity in all actuality. Most of the dead ones pulled had spine deformities, or just were not strong enough. However a good number still remains, which is great.
As for the MW and BW cultures, the bloodworms are already teaming in ONE container, building up in the second container, and the large container they'll take longer to progress but there is some movement. As for the microworms, they are working on it ;)
Oh! I saw you asked if banana is needed, and from what I gathered it is not, they can be cultured in exactly the same way as microworms. Would it be possible to get a starter culture of microworms and bananaworms in mid February? I might have to get them through lg, I still need to sort some stuff out with him...