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Old 02-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #1 
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Vinegar Eel Culture Question...

I placed my new culture of VE at the beginning of the week in a container with 1cup water, 1cup cider vinegar, and 3 slices of apples.

Everything was looking great until today... I opened my container and see a white film over the entire culture.
Should I worry?
I read that's normal and I just need to add some more water/vinergar mix because it's an indication that the culture needs to be fed.
Is this so? I don't want this culture to crash!
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:37 PM   #2 
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How big is your jar? It sounds like you need more water/vinegar to me. Are you keeping the culture in the dark? It could be the worms are collecting at the top if they're in too bright a spot.

I wouldn't worry too much about the cultures crashing. They're extremely hard to kill... almost as hard to kill as MTS LOL
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #3 
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Container is a little over 1/2 galon and is not clear. I keep it under the kitchen sink so no light unless I open the cabinet.
I added more vinegar... Thanks!
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Should be fine :) if your worried just re-culture every month until your culture is growing well.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #5 
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Thanks Jackie!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #6 
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i only think your supposed toput small apple in with it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:20 PM   #7 
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The film is fine...mine gets it and within a few days of it showing up I get a TON of eels.
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