Re: NANFA-- Re: busy vermin

John Bongiovanni (
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 17:46:31 -0600


they were indubitably , definitely, undeniably earthworms. Segmented little buggers with a length anywhere from a gnat's eyelash to about 3" stretched out.

They looked like little red wigglers. I found a web site discussing them a little.

I never saw one until I broke down the tank.


> From: Sajjad Lateef <>
> Date: 2004/02/17 Tue PM 12:25:46 CST
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-- Re: busy vermin
> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:52:03 -0600
> From: John B <>
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- busy vermin
> Allright, I found the culprit, little red wigglers or at least the
> aquatic equivalent. Neat huh! I like the idea of a very live and
> active substrate. Teh substrate was potting soil with a 1.5-3"
> overlay.
> [Sajjad] That's neat.
> The gravel is 3-5mm white quartz gravel. I guess the worms got in
> with the plants that I put in there.
> [Sajjad] Probably, these are nematodes that were in the soil.
> Now is there a way to keep the dirt on
> the bottom and the gravel on the top? I thought about putting a
> relatively thick layer of sphagnum between layers but I doubt that
> would work.
> [Sajjad] Polyester batting or old filter pads might be better.
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