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Hope you have enough to share soon! XD I'm going to petland discounts right now to see if they still carry any blackworms
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You're raising bloodworms? I thought that they have an airbourne adult state, which makes culturing a pain.
So are fruit flies but people still do it. However, I do agree with you though. I have been brainstorming how I can do this in the winter time. Still working on techniques but I think I got it. Waiting for this batch to become adults and then I will know for sure.

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I can see you doing it in an enclosed tank but I think it'll become messy fast. Good luck though, I'll be very impressed when this all works out.
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i've been thinking of an enclosed system within a tank. it will work for my betta... he'll eat the midge flies :P
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Would anyone be interested in live roaches as feeders?

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Aokashi if you live closer to aquastar they have blackworms for $1

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Looking for free easy trimmings. (Pennywort, moss, terrestrial, aquatic, emersed, etc) So PM me maybe.

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ew noway... what if 1 escapes??? ewewew


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Aokashi if you live closer to aquastar they have blackworms for $1
thanks! I'll go visit when I have time hopefully tomorrow if I finish my midterms early
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ew noway... what if 1 escapes??? ewewew
LOL. They can't climb and also, they are tropical roaches. Just let it get cold in your apartment and they should slowly die off. Especially in the winter.

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I know they're supposed to be great food and all, but I draw the line at roaches. Even the ones that can't survive if they escape.
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Hissing roaches I had once but that was for my herps and tarantulas. I wouldn't want to raise any foods that take up as much space and time as the animal I'm feeding it to. Sounds like too much of a hassle trying to culture black or tubifex worms. Walter, white, vinegar, micro and grendal worms are much easier and low maintenance. I'm expecting my order of worms next week, once I get them I'll let you guys know.

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I can see you doing it in an enclosed tank but I think it'll become messy fast. Good luck though, I'll be very impressed when this all works out.
Thanks. I've been reading the lab practices for culturing them their buildings I hope this works.

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Would anyone be interested in live roaches as feeders?
I really hate roaches but how are they nutrition wise? Also what fishes eat them? I may put up with it if it really does help my fishes.

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They are high in protein and fat. More info here: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...tml#post351559

The study in that post was done with Eublaberus distanti. I raise E. prosticus which is a closely related species.

To feed my fish, I take a small nymph, kill it, then cut it into small pieces with a scissor. My harlequin rasboras go crazy for them. You can feed whole roaches to larger fish.

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Thanks for the info and the offer. But I think I will pass. I just can't cut up roaches. And come to think of it, I don't think I can deal with handling them either.

But very interesting.

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To each their own I guess. They make great feeders for frogs IME.

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Well for the longest time I wanted to keep poison dart frogs and if I finally decide to take the plunge, I will look you up and learn to deal roaches. I have bad memories, when I was a kid I lived in an apartment that was infested with them. Not cool dude.

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Well for the longest time I wanted to keep poison dart frogs and if I finally decide to take the plunge, I will look you up and learn to deal roaches. I have bad memories, when I was a kid I lived in an apartment that was infested with them. Not cool dude.
Haha, same. That's why I could never cultivate them now, bad memories. My parents ended up having to use some super chemical from DuPont to kill off three generations at once

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