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Thread: Bloodworms

  1. Default Bloodworms


    0 Not allowed!
    Hey


    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?

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    0 Not allowed!
    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
    1 - 55 gallon planted community
    3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
    My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.

  3. #3

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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