Culturing (raising) blackworms?

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Ok, I have decided to try my hand at cultering black worms since I will have a full ADF tank and blood worms will get expensive.

I got a portion from my pet store today and they were like $2 for a table spoon worth. So I got 3 portions.

I am going to keep them in a 1.5gal kritter keeper. I will be putting in an air stone and am going to use brown paper (from a paper bag) as their substrate.

Anyone have success with this? I tried a few years ago, but back then people said to use eco-earth and it was impossible to keep clean.
 

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I've never raised them but there is an interesting article at: skeptical aquarist
 

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I usually just keep them in a cool whip tub in the refrigerator and clean the water out once a week.

You could look up on the internet on more info on them

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I looked at skeptical aquarist but couldnt find anything about black worms. I see a link for "live foods" but it doesn't do anything when I click on it
 

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Does this help?:
 
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I have read that Jclee, thanks though! I have read pretty much everything google has to offer Just looking for personal experiences.
 

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I'm sorry that I don't have any personal experience to offer. I've stored them short term, but never tried to breed them. I wish you luck, though.

 

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Why not culture live bloodworms instead? I raise them and it's pretty easy.
 
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Elodea said:
Why not culture live bloodworms instead? I raise them and it's pretty easy.
I would love any information you can give me on this!! I will be trying my hand at microworms this summer too! If you would be so kind to give me a step by step on how to raise blood worms I would greatly appreciate it!
 

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I've done microworms. They're insanely easily, but over time, they'll smell like a brewery from the yeast.
 
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