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Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #1 
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Care for worm cultures?
I asked this in betta care three days ago and got no response.
I have a mix of BW , MW and WW. How do i care for them until i want to set them up?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:21 PM   #2 
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #3 
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From what I'm reading you need to keep them in a warm moist container with peat moss as a medium...I think you feed them dry oats(the kind you use for oatmeal...not instant though)

I have never raised my own culture though so I'm probably off a bit...hopefully someone with a little more experience comes along...
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #4 
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I hope so, lol. I have ad the culture for a couple days now, and i have no idea what to do with it...
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pm OFL or 1fish2fish and they'll tell you.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:25 PM   #6 
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i sent a PM to Marinecrazy. If i still need help i will PM OLF or 1fish2fish. :)
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #7 
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For micro walter and banana worms:

Get a plastic food safe container, large yogurt containers or glad storage containers work fine.

get regular oatmeal and cook it according to the directions, don't make it too thick but it also should not be soupy. Let it cool completely to room temperature

layer a 1/2-1in of oatmeal in the bottom of your container and add your culture on top of it.

cut an air hole in the top of the container and then cover it with a piece of paper towel, this is very important or you'll get flies and your culture will crash.

every 2 weeks re-culture. Basically do everything over again and take about 1 tsp of the old culture and add it on to the new oatmeal.
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you can add a pinch of yeast to the oatmeal to help get the culture growing.

You can also use rice or baby cereal instead of oatmeal. Oatmeal always works well for me but I've heard rice works very well also.

store them in a cool dark place like in a cabinet. I use a dry erase marker to write the culture date on mine so I know when they need to be recultured.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #8 
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ok, thank you!
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