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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Matrix » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:35 am

ishaan wrote:how are you guyz managing microworms in the extreme heat. my microwrorm cultures were running well but as the heat increased they stopped climbing the sides of the container :cnf


Just make sure that you keep it moist inside that container. Dont let the mix dry. I faced the same issue mine dried couple of time but fortunately only the top layer. Added some tank water next day could see lots of them on the walls.


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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby ishaan » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:28 am

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ishaan wrote:how are you guyz managing microworms in the extreme heat. my microwrorm cultures were running well but as the heat increased they stopped climbing the sides of the container :cnf


Just make sure that you keep it moist inside that container. Dont let the mix dry. I faced the same issue mine dried couple of time but fortunately only the top layer. Added some tank water next day could see lots of them on the walls.

my culture is moist and i can see countless worms on the mix but now they don't come to the walls. :wait
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby zico_aqua » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:52 pm

it seems you culture prefers swiming in the heat better than being eaten..hehe..moddy buggers I must say..hehehe..;) :D
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Matrix » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:26 am

ishaan wrote:
Matrix wrote:
ishaan wrote:how are you guyz managing microworms in the extreme heat. my microwrorm cultures were running well but as the heat increased they stopped climbing the sides of the container :cnf


Just make sure that you keep it moist inside that container. Dont let the mix dry. I faced the same issue mine dried couple of time but fortunately only the top layer. Added some tank water next day could see lots of them on the walls.

my culture is moist and i can see countless worms on the mix but now they don't come to the walls. :wait



Just give the container a shake wait for a minute and you'll find them on the wall :idea:
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby ishaan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:25 am

Matrix wrote:
ishaan wrote:
Matrix wrote:
ishaan wrote:how are you guyz managing microworms in the extreme heat. my microwrorm cultures were running well but as the heat increased they stopped climbing the sides of the container :cnf


Just make sure that you keep it moist inside that container. Dont let the mix dry. I faced the same issue mine dried couple of time but fortunately only the top layer. Added some tank water next day could see lots of them on the walls.

my culture is moist and i can see countless worms on the mix but now they don't come to the walls. :wait



Just give the container a shake wait for a minute and you'll find them on the wall :idea:

thanks will try that tomorrow :thnk
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby sushant » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:35 am

received the starter culture from Wojtek yesterday :) . would like to know that how long does the culture lasts and when can we conclude that its time to start a new culture?
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Arjun Tandon » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:38 am

I made two more bottles as soon as I got the culture
so now I have three and I can see worms crawling in all of them

I think it depends upon the consistency and volume of media
When the production starts declining or you see that the medium has turned dark brown, you should start a fresh batch
I'll start one every 3-4 weeks

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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Romi » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:10 pm

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Arjun Tandon wrote:I made two more bottles as soon as I got the culture
so now I have three and I can see worms crawling in all of them

I think it depends upon the consistency and volume of media
When the production starts declining or you see that the medium has turned dark brown, you should start a fresh batch
I'll start one every 3-4 weeks


I agree that when it turns brown, it is convenient to start a new culture.

But i have to tell u and Sushant a leeeetle secret. When i do needs lots of microworms, i just sprinkle more yeast grains on top, and the boy, the microworms are ready for world travel the next day!

A packet of dry yeast costs about 35 bucks and lasts for months, available in baking-goods shop, so no downside to this at all.

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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Arjun Tandon » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:52 pm

wow! That's cool! Thanks

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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby jackdanio » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:27 pm

Dear All,
I am looking for a microworm starter culture. Shall be in Delhi on 14th or 15th. Shall also try and make it to the meet.
Shall be grateful if any fellow hobbyist could get me some starter culture.