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Old 10-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #76
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For poison dart frogs, I suggest wingless fruit flies, isopods (wood lice), and springtails. Most feeder roaches, even lobster roaches, get too big for poison dart frogs. Those that stay smaller can climb and have the potential to escape, becoming unwanted household residents.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:52 AM   #77
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Would anyone be interested in live roaches as feeders?
Ballsy to keep roaches in an apartment lol.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:57 AM   #78
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the humble beginnings of my tubifex "culture"

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:43 AM   #79
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If i buy live tubifex, can i dump them into the tank hoping that some will get to the substrate and start hiding. Then once in a while pop out and get eaten. And do that instead of feeding them manually?
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:47 AM   #80
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well... they are so disgusting I washed them 20 times. dosed with potassium permanganate once to get rid of any parasites. rinsed another 20 times. picked out a few healthy ones. dumped them in a pot outside and changed the water another three times before I actually fed any to the fish.....

If you dump them all in I believe they will foul up your water....
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:13 AM   #81
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I've had some in a container I have in the window with some white clouds, rams horn snails and java fern. It's been about 3 months and I can still see the worms wiggling around. I also keep tubifex worms in my 15 gallon tank but they stay in the Lees cone feeder. I find more parasites in the blackworms then the tubifex. Tubifex seems to have more die off when left in a container.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #82
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My worms will be delayed a week because of the storm.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #83
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How scuds mate:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...20B85197CF.mp4

I took this video after seeing one pounce on another (ever seen two magnets just flip and snap together when pushing the same pole against each other? yep like that)

well they go at it for days and days
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:36 AM   #84
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That's cool! I've never seen scuds before. Look just like marine pods.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #85
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How scuds mate:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...20B85197CF.mp4

I took this video after seeing one pounce on another (ever seen two magnets just flip and snap together when pushing the same pole against each other? yep like that)

well they go at it for days and days
Cool! I am still trying to ID them. But man scuds are hard to distinguish.

BTW hows your tubifex culture going?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #86
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I have one going in the HOB and another in a container. seems like the ones in the container die out? or maybe I should just feed it....
the HOB i cant see... so IDK. LOL

scuds are like mini shrimps...
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:35 AM   #87
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HOB tubifex culture? I guess you hated them so much that you don't even want to see it. lol.

Heres my tubifex. I am trying to culture them without substrate.


It just ate thats why its so red. It just loves blood.
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blood??? what did you feed it?
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Food thats made out of PEOPLE!!! lol jk I just feed them trout pellets.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #90
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Here's my tubifex. I am trying to culture them without substrate.

It just ate that's why it's so red. It just loves blood.
Holy heck that's a lot of worms. I think I'm actually a little creeped out by that. O.O
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