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Do you still have cultures availble? I was going to order from the worm guy but would rather get from you :)
Interested in a full starter set culture. Is one available?

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I have been prepping cultures for sale over the winter (had a near culture crash that I've been recovering from-forgot to feed for a week opps). In winter the chance of worms surviving in the mail is low but its starting to warm up! I'm hoping I can begin shipping them soon. I had a waiting list that I will contact people from in the order they asked about a culture but can add you to it.

Due to shipping cost increase by USPS the price will be a little higher, but I'll be adding an extra item I find very helpful when culture cleaning ^^
 

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Put m on the list....

Yup I can wait.... Don't want to order from overseas...did that once had plenty of springtails and mites in the dirt.

Can't imagine a crash.... I used to get overrun with Grindals. I raised them on Coconut fiber with globs of dry Gerber baby cereal prepared with distilled water placed in spots on the fiber . Was up to about 6 shoebox size plastic containers under the kitchen sink. I loved them for the ease of keeping. Found Brine shrimp a pain but will be doing those too. Only reason I am out of Grindals is I got out of the hobby for a while due to health (had a bout with Cancer). Let me know when you have them to ship.
 

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Grindal worms are available for sale again! If interested feel free to post here or pm me.


They are great for betta fry (past eh bbs stage before pellet and adult bs eating age) and micro preditor fish like dwarf rainbow fish species, scarlet badis, ember tetra, and plenty more.
 

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Got the pkg. yesterday... all OK.

Just wanted to make a small suggestion.... Plastic bags can be difficult to get all worms from... I did rinse the bags in distilled watr and harvest worms from the bottom.... I have found in the past that using the smallmpalstic sauc cups used for ketchup and other sauces at Arby's, Burger King etc, wer excellent for transporting culture..... Worms that free themselves from the media can be easily scraped from the sides without using water.. It's NOT a problem... Just something I found useful when I was active in local clubs and used to transport cultures for other members. Best of all you can grab a few extra cups when you are having a fast food break and they're free. Everything was fine... worms I harvested were moving... Have had Grindals in the past so rinsing and harvesting was no problem.


Thanks!

Mike
 

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Got the pkg. yesterday... all OK.

Just wanted to make a small suggestion.... Plastic bags can be difficult to get all worms from... I did rinse the bags in distilled watr and harvest worms from the bottom.... I have found in the past that using the smallmpalstic sauc cups used for ketchup and other sauces at Arby's, Burger King etc, wer excellent for transporting culture..... Worms that free themselves from the media can be easily scraped from the sides without using water.. It's NOT a problem... Just something I found useful when I was active in local clubs and used to transport cultures for other members. Best of all you can grab a few extra cups when you are having a fast food break and they're free. Everything was fine... worms I harvested were moving... Have had Grindals in the past so rinsing and harvesting was no problem.


Thanks!

Mike
Thank you for the suggestion. Since the worms live in the pads I ship them on the pads as I'd not get as many out if I rinsed the pad out to harvest worms for transport. The pipet that comes with the fulls tarter kit should make it easy enough to suck out from in the bag with a little water added ^^

I don't eat fast food/at restaurants so rarely in contact with the small cups you speak of.
 

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Well... This is my first attempt at using the scrubbee pads.... The old way was to use coconut fiber over soil with dabs of food on the fiber.... I was interested in the soilless culture as I have had invasive pests hitch rides. However they were never much of a real problem... Springtails seemed to be as welcome as the worms to the fish.... Thanks for your response.... I like to think I will never be too old to learn.
 
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