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Old 05-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Microworm Culture, I don't have instant oatmeal, what else can i use?

I just got my microworm culture in today, for the betta fry. (and for future spawns) I want to set it up. But I have no Instant oat meal!


What other mediums do you suggest?

Would Cheasy Instant Mashed Potatos work?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #2 
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Yeah I believe you can use the instant mash potato powder. Also I believe some people use bread. If you google search culturing microworms there should be various ways of doing it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #3 
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I put regular oatmeal in a blender and blend it real fine, then sinply mix water with it until you can make rows in it with a fork, you do not want it watery.
This works very good and so does the oatmeal you get for Babies, in fact that
woks the best.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #4 
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I always culture mine in baby oatmeal cereal. Mix with declor water until mixed well but not watery, add the yeast and then the culture mixture.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #5 
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Instant mashed potatoes work fine and are very cheap.
I have been using them for years,even back when I bred Killies and Angels.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #6 
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Weetbix works too. You probably have an over seas equivalent, they look like this.
I just dampen it and chuck it in and they are happy
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #7 
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I use cornbread dry mix add water microwave it for about 45 seconds add a little bit more water and it works great I can harvest generally two times a day.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #8 
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I would say plain, unflavored instant potatoes rather than the cheesy kind..
Also can use some infant cereal as well. I just use plain instant oatmeal personally..
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:43 AM   #9 
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What ever you do.. don't use grits. The potatos are ok.. but any instant oatmeal run through a coffee grinder to a fine powder is good.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:34 AM   #10 
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I used bread, and I'm getting a ton of worms. However, I want to maybe start a new one off of it with the instant oatmeal.. (I couldn't get in to buy any, and my local store didnt have any) So I used Potato bread..

But how do I move half the culture to a new container.
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