11-13-2009, 02:37 PM
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A starter culture is a small amount(usually a couple ounces) from a established microworm culture. There are tons of them online, ebay has one of just microworms for $4 inc. shipping. You setup your media, you can find lots of links online on how to setup your media. When I had microworms I used cooked oatmeal. I've seen lots of things used though usually it just needs to be rice/wheat based and moist. Usually add a little yeast.
Its best to use a large container as the culture will last longer. I used long flat Tupperware containers 12x6". You should probably start smaller since starter cultures are not too large. You should run at least 3 different cultures, and they should be in different stages of age. That way if one crashes you don't loose all your worms. For example when you get your starter culture, add 1/3 of it too your first thing of fresh media, 3 days later and half of the remaining starter to your second container of fresh media, and 3 days later set up the last one. Fair warning they don't smell good, crashed cultures smell worst.
Keep on top of changing out old cultures and starting new ones, I got lazy and lost all my cultures. Once your newly setup cultures sit for 5-10 days depending on the size. The worms start climbing up the sides. You scrape these ones off and they can be fed directly to fish.
Last edited by Mikaila31; 11-13-2009 at 02:40 PM..