Re: NANFA-- Grindle worms

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 14 Mar 2004 11:21:54 -0600

Start new cultures from the one you have. I feed game fish chow pellets to
mine, and some of these are the same soil as I started them with a very long
time ago. I should actually start new ones too. I do get fungus from the
pellets sometimes, but I can grab the bad pellets out with tweezers ( they
are mushy and smelly). Letting it dry out pretty good too might stop what
ever it is, probably some kind of fungus or mold.

You can try stirring up the soil, I have done that and it works, but only
hides the problem. To get the most worms out, feed on tight area, mist them
really good. Use the clean worms on the top of the pile or worms around the
food for your new culture. Then you can flood the culture and feed off the
rest of them. Grindals are really productive, it is too bad they don't get
bigger. White worms are too touchy when its warm out.

Ray W.
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