10-28-2012, 04:49 PM #1
I was just wondering if anyone has any luck or experience in breeding/culturing Bloodworms. I have been considering trying it, but I am not sure whether it would be a safe ordeal. Apparently you can just go down to your local pond look for some eggs put them in a bucket and bam! bloodworms. Which would be great I could save 12$ on the hikari ones and make my own. I guess what I am getting at would it just be better to buy store bought safe Hi-qual worms or is trying to get your own just as good?
10-28-2012, 08:21 PM #2
I wouldn't do it because of the possible contamination of the eggs with goodness-knows-what. There are people on here that do such things though, so maybe they will chime in.
I don't know if there is a way to do it to guarantee no contamination.Beth
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10-28-2012, 08:48 PM #3
you can collect blood worms from ponds or similar, and keep them alive for extended amounts of time, but you cannot culture bloodworms. bloodworms are the larval stage of a flying insect and they will have to metamorphose into said insects to breed. unless you can set up a facility to accomodate midges buzzing around then stick with buying them frozen, freeze dried or collect them from a pond without fish.
10-28-2012, 08:50 PM #4
I would not risk it, but that is my preferance tho
I would sooner spend a little extra money and have the pc of mind that comes from using a good quality food.
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