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 Keeping worms for food??? 
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Post Keeping worms for food???
Okay, Dino, I know you've got your big old tank in your fish building that your raising worms in. I'm starting the same thing in my room, but on a way smaller scale (10g). I was told that compost was a good way to start and I got 2 containers of the I think they're red worms from the pet store and I'm ready to start....so how do I start? :) Do I cut the worms in half? (I've heard they become 2 living worms that way) or just toss them in and let them do their thing? What do I feed them? I've read that bread and egg shells are good for them. Any other suggestions? My paras are worm-aholics and I have a feeling that a lot of my other fish would be too if I let them.

I also read or was told, I don't remember that a day before I go to feed the worm to a fish, to let the worm live in a container with oatmeal and let him eat that, it gets the dirt out of the worm's system and fills it with stuff that's good for the fish. Any thoughts on that?

Thank you thank you:) And my fish thank you! Oh and maybe my turtles might thank you too if they get to liking the worms...lol
Sarah

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Post Re: Keeping worms for food???
Dad used to raise worms for fishing and fed them coffee grounds and tea leaves :)
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Post Re: Keeping worms for food???
No need to cut the worms in half, they will start multiplying soon enough.
Main thing is to keep them moist.
Drying out will kill them very quickly.
Your food choice look good, just about any veggie material works, just make sure to turn it inot the soil.

We use a top soil/compost mix.
I have read some folks add a layer of newspaper across the surface to retain moisture, if it is kept in a dry place.

Hope this helps.

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awesome! thank you! I've got them in the dirt in an old tank that had a tiny bit of water still in the bottom (didn't clean out the fish *ahem* so that might be good too) I'll add the newspaper and other things today. When I put the worms in the tank, I took a few out and gave some to my pike cichlid and a few to my parachromis parents...and LOLOLOL They are so funny!!! Almost jumping out of the water to get to them!:) I love it! Thank you again!

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Keep us updated on how things go!

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