Re: NANFA-L-- Food for Grindal worms

Irate Mormon (
Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:32:03 -0500

Quoting Sajjad Lateef <>:

> Martin: So you think those are spider eggs? I used some
> potting soil as a base for the bedding. The spiders or other
> contaminants may have come from the potting soil.
> I will try to harvest what worms I can and switch to
> clean, shredded newspaper and coffee grounds for bedding.
> I think that will be best.

Not spiders, Saj, although spiders ARE arthropods. I concurr that they may be
"mites" of some sort. Perhaps even helminths of some sort, but not redworms :-)

Oh, it may help to add a good bit of peat (50%?) to the potting soil. Anyway, I
still recommend starting a clean culture.


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