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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 10:49 PM
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I have a huge planaria infestation in my OEBT/Rili shrimp tank currently. So today I made a DIY planaria bait trap made from a API glass test tube with airline tubing.. and I got this much few hours later..

What did you use as bait?

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Yeah I am curios as well, what did you use as bait

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I used New Life Spectrum food fish sinking pellets. I only used 3-4 pieces in each tube.

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I've been using one sinking pellet of the orange hikari bag and had some luck with the worms but defiantly not as much as you have, also, recently today I seen there are worms sticking out of my gravel, I only put tubifex worms in once two weeks ago, I didn't know they could multiply and survive like that though

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So what works better safe guard or no planaria?

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D you think assassin snails will go after planaria and worms? Or straight for shrimplets

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I wouldn't suggest freezing them and feeding them to fish. From what I have read they can survive a lot of different conditions and they don't taste good to many fish. I introduced a male fancy guppy to my shrimp tank to help take care of flatworms and I happened upon some planaria, I put it right in front of the guppy, he swallowed it and promptly spit it back out... probably not work the risk of infecting other tanks.
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I just put a baby beta in my shrimp tank and he started go ing to town. My dog ate my banana worm culture so I also had no choice in trying to see if he would eat the planaria... Lol

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The worms I told you guys were sticking out of my gravel. Plus baby planaria in the tube hard to see

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I've been having that trouble I don't know why

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I will be making one today. I make something that has a similar idea in the summer to trap fruit flies, but some of them do find their way back out. I really like the idea of the airline tubing, but they won't crawl back out as long as they have food to munch on? The opening seems so large. I suppose I should have a decent length of tubing inside the test tube. I have a plastic test tube vial that we received with a kitten from the Humane Society a couple years ago, still sitting in a drawer unused. Should be a quick and easy project.
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 04:13 PM
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Those test tubes are just 5 ml tubes

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