06-05-2007, 09:45 PM
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I came home from work this evening and checked on my little friends and they were all dead.
I had placed the worms in a Gladware bowl (rinsed and brand new) with lots of holes punched in the top and filled it about half way with water . I then placed them in the fridge (this is the same way I store the black worms and they live very happily), hoping they would live until I got pictures taken or maybe even to town to see if the local mom & pop could ID them.
So new info, they don't survive cold temps so they obviously didn't come in with the live black worms I had feed 3-4 weeks ago. I had the black worms in the fridge for 2 weeks. When I looked at the deceased worms they were an oatmeal color and didn't even have a hint of red left to them (they were very red while living) and they were already significantly decayed. Weird!
It boggles my mind even more as to where they came from and what they are? I haven't bought new plants in at least 2 months if not 3 and none came with any dirt, the Java ferns had had some fluorescent colored gravel because they had been supplied to the mom & pop from a local private individual but I had separated them enough, I would think that any worms should have fallen out(or at 1 or 2). I haven't purchased any fish in 4 months. Interesting!