where to buy bloodworms ?

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13 Jun 2010 22:51 #1 by Damian_Ireland (Damian_Ireland)
anyone know any shops(i presume fishing tackle shops) that sell bloodworms ? save me searching
thanks

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13 Jun 2010 23:07 #2 by convict84 (sean farrell)
dont think tackle shops sell them,seahorse is selling live bloodworm,

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13 Jun 2010 23:16 #3 by joey (joe watson)
convict you sexy b*stard! thanks for the heads up i will be taking a trip up there on the morrow now. do you know how to cultivate a colony by any chance?

Location: Portlaoise, Midlands

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13 Jun 2010 23:38 #4 by convict84 (sean farrell)
i dont but i heard its not worth it

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14 Jun 2010 02:34 #5 by sheag35 (Seamus Gillespie)

Fishkeeping the Only way to get wet and wild

currently 25 tanks, and breeding is the aim of everything i keep
location:Limerick

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14 Jun 2010 09:06 #6 by Damian_Ireland (Damian_Ireland)
i suppose i really meant earthworms...

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14 Jun 2010 09:30 #7 by JohnH (John)
Most tackle shops sell worms, but the term earthworms covers a very wide range of types.
Most of the cultivated worms in tackle shops are Dendrobenas and hybrids which I have used for many years to feed to my fish.
You will find no end of information on the web regarding cultivating them too. They aren't at all hard and you'll find them an excellent way to use up all of your vegetable waste, especially tea bags, lettuce leaves etc etc. I have found though that they will not consume any 'meaty' waste - even though the websites say different.
John

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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14 Jun 2010 10:43 #8 by joey (joe watson)
john i hear some form of worm from tackle shops come dyed and these additives are not safe as a fish food? also they come in sawdust to dry and harden the skin for hooking, and its best to put them in oats to soften for aquarium fish. true?

Location: Portlaoise, Midlands

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14 Jun 2010 11:25 - 14 Jun 2010 11:26 #9 by JohnH (John)
I have never seen dyed worms, but maggots (chandlers) are often dyed - perhaps they've started dying worms too?
Anyway, dampened (but not wet) bran will help them become a little softer alright - they will probably eat some of it too - but you will have to be certain they are in a pretty well sealed (but obviously not airtight) container as they are very good at escapology.
Moistened newspaper (but not pages from magazines as that is too 'glossy' ) would also work, and although it is often recommended to 'toughen up' worms, so would dampened (again not wringing wet) moss.
John

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.
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14 Jun 2010 12:06 #10 by Gerry The Chip (Gerard)
Most lfs are doing Frozen bloodworms, buy only recently Seahorse have started selling live bloodworms.
Gerry

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15 Jun 2010 03:42 #11 by joey (joe watson)
got a bag of brine shrimp today instead of the worms. all gone in a second the hungry mob went mad for em

Location: Portlaoise, Midlands

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19 Jun 2010 10:53 #12 by Gavin (Gavin)
Damian_Ireland wrote:

i suppose i really meant earthworms...

we sell live earthworms pesticide free at fins fur feathers.

dont make me come over there.

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21 Jun 2010 11:33 #13 by joey (joe watson)
gavin would it then be possible to start a colony from that?

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