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To those who culture white worms....

I am interested in culturing white worms as a food supply for my fish. I have been culturing grindals for several months but I find they are too small for the adult fish I am feeding (rummies, cardinals, and tiger barbs).

My problem is temperature. The house is 72-75 via central air. I have read from several sources that these worms need to be kept at 55-68F and will even die above 72F.

I am in possession of a mini fridge, however, it is loaded with various types of spirits.

Is anyone culturing these worms at 72-75F and what is your experience?

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I have central air and the coldest place happens to be in the basement. it's around 69F. And they seem to be doing ok.. They're not dead but they're not reproducing really fast.

What's the substrate for your grindal?


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I don't keep them, but one of my mods does. He keeps his in a wine fridge (sans spirits! ) with moist peat and they are doing great. I just saw them the other day and he's got tons of them in his container. Gross little things they are!

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What's the substrate for your grindal?
Coconut Coir. Anyone else?

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What exactly are white worms and where would I get them to start breeding them?
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What exactly are white worms and where would I get them to start breeding them?
livefoodcultures.com

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