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mysiak 01-12-2020 10:50 PM

Re: Live fish food - Grindal worms
 
Thank you for the suggestions, I am going to try keeping the substrate less damp.

mistergreen 01-13-2020 09:49 AM

Re: Live fish food - Grindal worms
 
You can tilt you containers on an angle to let the excess water drain down.

mysiak 01-14-2020 09:19 AM

Re: Live fish food - Grindal worms
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 1002837)
You can tilt you containers on an angle to let the excess water drain down.

In the "worst" boxes I added a thin layer of fresh dry coco peat over the top to absorb the extra water and it seems that it worked. There is no water to drain, even if I push on the substrate, no water comes out of it. Glass cover is not wet anymore and I think that I see more Grindal worms on the glass again. I believe that at this point I have ideal moisture level, now just to keep it stable long enough to confirm the impact of substrate moisture on cultures and ratio of Grindal and "microworms" (whatever they are).

If the size of worms really depends on the substrate dampness, I will keep a box or two too wet to have "microworms" and the rest of them favoring full sized Grindal worms.

Interesting animals, these worms.. :-) I just wish I had a microscope.

mistergreen 01-14-2020 10:18 AM

Re: Live fish food - Grindal worms
 
It would be fun to scientifically find the optimal moisture percentage. They make soil moisture sensors.

aquabillpers 01-23-2020 03:04 PM

Re: Live fish food - Grindal worms
 
Microworms and Grindals? A bonus live food!

In my outdoor daphnia tubs I get a bonus of mosquito larvae and an occassional bloodworm.

(No sermons on the ML, please. <g>)

Bill


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