How to culture microworms

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How to culture microworms

Unread postby aamir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:26 pm

Things needed;-
1.clear plastic container ( Clear containers let you monitor your production.)
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2.wheat flour orAny grain or cereal.
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3.Yeast
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4.water
5.Starter culture of microworms.
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culturing microworms is real easy and good for most of the fish frys if you are try to breed one or want to breed one you should have a running culture of miroworms.
All you have to do is pour all three ingreadients in your container. The easiest way is to pour a ¼ inch of wheat flour in your container,
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sprinkle the surface with dry yeast,
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and add a little water.
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You don’t even need to stir unless you want to. Pour in enough water to make a paste for best long term results. If you make the mixture soupy, it starts faster but peters out quicker. If you add too much water, put in enough wheat to thicken your mixture.now simply just add the starter culture to the mixture.
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Cover Your Containers. Microworms need some sort of cover to keep them humid enough to crawl up the sides. Covers also keep house flies and fruit flies out. Even a piece of aluminum foil will work. Snap on tops fit a little too tightly. The carbon dioxide from the yeast can suffocate your worms. Poke some small holes in your lid.


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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Nice write up. Here guys looking proper way to culture microworms. You know, personally I don't like any type of live food. :mrgreen:
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby aamir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:50 pm

The easiest way to harvest worms is to wipe them off the sides with your finger.
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Or use a tiny rubber spatula, if you’re a weenie. Then just feed them to your fry. Rinse your finger in the fry tank.
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Or rinse them into a container of water and feed them out with an eyedropper.


Worm Size. Adult microworms range in size from 1/10 to 1/8 inches long.
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The baby microworms are even tinier. So you get a real range of food sizes edible by the smallest fry.
Microworm Nutrition
Protein 48%

Lipids 21%

Glycogen 7%

Organic Acids 1%

Nucleic Acids 1%


Worms Survive. Since microworms live a long time in a water environment, they survive very well in an aquarium (unlike baby brine shrimp). They won’t live for days, but they do live for 24 hours. This means you don’t have to re-feed every four hours. But, watch out for overfeeding.
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby marsaiko » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:42 pm

Hey, thank you so much.
Very encouraging and simple!!
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Unread postby maaz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:19 pm

very nice post Aamir
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Romi » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:19 pm

well done. :)

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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby ishaan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:21 pm

Romi wrote:well done. :)

Ishaan is absent. where is the 16-year-old?? :roll: he is making threads about live food and missing ones like this?

i already read this thread and wanted to know different foods for both microworms and grindal worms so started a new topic :oops:
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:54 am

thanks for sharing...nice write up...
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby Dabbu3288 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:24 pm

What I follow is add bread instead of wheat flour and yeast. Bread has both of them so saves up a little on cost... :)
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Re: How to culture microworms

Unread postby ishaan » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:21 pm

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
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