NANFA-- Blackworms

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:44:57 -0500

> I've been keeping blackworms in my frig. over a couple of weeks & have been
> trying to feed them. I have to order large quantities to save money (80%!)
> but I've noticed that they are getting skinnier & skinnier over the weeks. I
> would like to order a larger quantity & set them up in their own minifridge
> at 45 degrees F with aeration & filtration however I can't figure out what
> to feed them!

They probably would like to be warmer - like in the upper 60s. I set up
a refugium in a tote tub with water circulated out of my community tank
for natives. You are kind of on the right track with the maple leaves
and fish foods just too cold - that would be fine if you were trying to
store them but not for culturing. Just be careful you don't ley them get
too warm either as they will expire .

According to the article in TFH back in the late 1980s these worms are
easy to culture once you provide the right conditions - I'm a bit tired
getting off night shift- will post a more detailed description of my
setup later


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