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Old 10-14-2011, 03:37 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Microworm Culture!

I just ordered one off ebay, for 3.25$ from a reliable seller. Had thousands of 100% positive reviews, and comments say that their worms arrived alive. I'm just not sure since i've never raised them before.

This is after having them for just about 24 hours now.

Now, I need some tech support to make sure I'm doing what I'm suppose to.
I've included some pictures, they're in a clear container, have a freezer bag with air holes in it to cover it.

Seems to be glistening, even maybe moving? But that could just be the yeast? It smells so horrid that I don't want to get that close.

Can someone tell me if my wormy squirmies are alive? My betta fry are waiting to slurp them down.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #2 
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what I did, was put them in a container. put 1/4 cup of oatmeal, and dampened it (not drowned it), sprinkle a little of yeast on it and leave it be for a few days. It is very very hard to see the little wormies - usually a microscope is needed. In a few days, or even a week you will see the "culture" is now on the sides of the container. Those, are the worms. Scrape them off the sides, and feed them to the fish. Yeast is to keep it from growing mold fast, and gives it a better smell in the long run...

That's all I was told, I got some off the internet too

beware of fruitflies and maggots! Although the fish won't mind - you sure will.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:52 PM   #3 
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If u have free swimming fry already and just barely starting your Microworm...
I suggest feeding your fry boil egg yoke or infusion....
Some time Mircoworm will take more then a week to produce u enough to feed to your fry....
Yeah look at your culture at an angle with the light shinning on it...
You can c the worm moving....
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #4 
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:06 PM   #5 
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If you had plants in your spawning tank you don't have to worry about feeding for the first days after free swimming. It's not ideal but the fry will feed on infusoria.
You might be able to harvest worms earlier... depends how healty and mature the original culture was.
For least smell, use finely ground oatmeal or mashed potatoes flakes.
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