Starter culture of Grindal worms

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23 Mar 2020 20:15 #1 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
I am looking for a starter culture of Grindal worms please?

Antone out there got some please?

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05 Apr 2020 18:39 #2 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Anyone know where I might get a starter culture of Grindal Worms?

Can't see them for sale anywhere at the moment.

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28 Apr 2020 10:30 #3 by komalley (K OM)
Hi Tony,

Did you have any joy finding a grindal worm culture?

Looking for the same thing and nothing on ebay this last while....

Thanks

kom

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28 Apr 2020 12:02 #4 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Hi Kevin
I think so at least i am waiting a delivery.

I found a guy on Asdverts.ie that sells them.

www.adverts.ie/other/grindal/19883975

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29 Apr 2020 12:07 #5 by komalley (K OM)
That's great.....

Will you let me know how you get on with that seller.....

I have white worms and black worms here....

kom

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29 Apr 2020 16:45 #6 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Hi Kevin
I have them now and trying to start a culture, if I'm successful and you can wait I will give you a starter culture.

Regards Tony.

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30 Apr 2020 13:47 #7 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Hi Kevin
Are black worms hard to keep\culture?

Never had them but looking for the easier\less messy options for live food.

Had a look on google but not sure if they would be easy or not.

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30 Apr 2020 15:03 #8 by komalley (K OM)
Hi Tony,

I got blackworms in Seahorse about a year ago. Popped them into the attached container which has about 2cm of gravel in the bottom and an airstone. I probably collect about 100 worms per week by stirring up the gravel and swishing through the water with a net. Blackworms are excellent for conditioning for breeding - my rams love them, lay eggs no bother but then munch their way through the fry.... I feed the blackworms on catfish pellets and change 50% of the water every 2 weeks.....

Hope this helps,

kom
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30 Apr 2020 15:54 #9 by komalley (K OM)
Do you want a white worm culture Tony?

I have loads of them.....

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30 Apr 2020 18:34 - 02 May 2020 06:51 #10 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Thanks Kevin but I'm good at the moment as I have a micro worm and now Grindal Worms so have enough to try at the moment but thanks anyway.
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02 May 2020 06:53 #11 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Hi Kevin, the Grindal worms are coming on great so will soon be able to give you a culture. Can you PM me your address please as as soon as they are ready \i will send them.

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05 May 2020 11:23 #12 by tsheehan (Tony Sheehan)
Hi Kevin
What temp are black worms kept at and how easy are they to culture?

I am trying the Grindal worms without soil so have them in a green scrubpad which seems to be working but time will tell. I'm waiting in sip bags to send the cultures to you so hopefully the cultures will be ready when I get the bags.

Regards Tony.

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05 May 2020 11:27 #13 by komalley (K OM)
Hi Tony,

The blackworms like cool conditions - I've certainly seen a marked reduction in the numbers being produced in the 2 containers I'm culturing as the temperature has increased. DM me your number and I'll explain how I am keeping them.....

Thanks

kom

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