Re: NANFA-L-- Live Culture Options

Jase Roberts (
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 23:59:19 -0500


Yes, I'd love to hear how you culture the blackworms. A lot of searching hasn't turned up much more than the basic "paper towel" method as described on Carolina Biological's site-in- It seems there must be a better substrate and method of raising them...

Anyone out there raising fly larvae (maggots)? Is there a way to do it without too much mess/stink? The rapid life cycle would seem to make this a fairly attractive option if it could be done easily.


> Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 23:30:39 -0500
> From: "Patrick Rose" <>
> Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Live Culture Options
> well now,
> I do black worms and walter worms, the walter worms are a tad bit small for
> semi adult sun fish. the black worms are easy to culture just a little time
> consuming. Also be careful if you try them because if you end up with one
> bad culture or one starting to go bad change it out and get rid of it quick
> or else you will be sick by the next day when you walk in the room. I can
> post more on how I do it if you choose to go that route. The reds are also
> fairly easy to culture but they need much more space to be productive.
> Confused flour beetles are a good option as well, they seem to be fairly
> easy to grow also, although I have not tried these before. Unless you just
> want to feed only live food you might want to try to get them taking frozen
> or freeze dried foods, and use the live ones for treats or one time a day
> feedings.
> The above are only my opinions and we all know what opinions are like, judge
> mine the way you wish.
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