Location:Keystone Heights, Florida, US,
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Item:2239926385184 OZ MICROWORM CULTURE KIT Panagrellus redivivus Fry Food Guppy Betta Barb B2G1. 4 OZ LIVE MICROWORM CULTURE. MATERIAL NEEDED TO START A MICROWORM CULTURE betta, guppy, killifish, gourami, tetra, barb, danios, platy, corydora. Add Microworm Starter Culture. Microworm Starter Culture. BUY 2 GET 1 FREE * LIMITED TIME * SPECIAL OFFER Simply add 2 in your cart at checkout and we will send a free one with your order KIT INCLUDES: 4 OZ LIVE MICROWORM CULTURE 16 OZ. CLEAR CONTAINER & LID POTATO FLAKES FOR CULTURE YEAST TO FEED THE CULTURE CULTURING INSTRUCTIONS Live Microworms are a great starter food for small fry's healthy diet. Excellent First Food for newborn fry such as betta, guppy, killifish, gourami, tetra, barb, danios, platy, corydora, “ Microworms ” is the common name for the group of microscopic white nematodes used as a food for small fish fry. Most smaller adult fish will also eat the Microworms, picking at them throughout the day. They reproduce very quickly, females birthing up to 40 babies every one or two days for most of their life span. They live for several weeks, but not usually more than a month. They grow quickly to maturity (about 3 days) and reach a maximum size .45 – 2 mm or < 0.1 inch in just six days. T hese nematodes have been cultured by aquarium hobbyists since the 1930s. Microworms will survive in the aquarium for 12 Hours & can live up to two (2) days giving the fry a constant food source without over feeding. The Microworms have a whitish color and will move & wiggle in the water which triggers the eating reflex of baby fish. Nutritional information: (48% protein, 21% lipids, 7% glycogen, 1% organic acids, and 1% nucleic acids) Microworms are not harmful to humans. CULTURING INFORMATION Culturing Microworms is very easy! At normal household temperatures (70-75 F or 20-28 C) you will find the culture of microworms at it’s peak productivity. Range: 68-85 F MATERIAL NEEDED TO START A MICROWORM CULTURE: 1. Any Clean, Soap & Chemical free Container with a tight fitting lid, I recommend using a 1 lb. or 2 lb. Deli Style Clear Plastic Container with a tight Snap On Lid. (Note: the microworms will crawl up the inside of the container, the deeper the better. Clear, allows you to observe the culture and how it is doing.) Some people use the inexpensive Glad or ZipLock containers. Have extra containers to start more future cultures. 2. A starch based medium. We use Instant Mashed Potato Flakes or Oatmeal. Baby Cereal or Corn Meal can also be used. 3. Water that you would use for your Aquarium. (No Chlorine or other Chemicals) Water from the aquarium is what I use. 4. Bakers Active Dry Yeast 5. Microworm Starter Culture DIRECTIONS With a sharp, thin knife or razor blade put several small slits in the top of the container lid (for Aeration ). This will allow air in but not insects / fruit flies or gnats. Or, Use a pin to poke holes in the lid. You can also punch or cut a small hole in the center of the lid then cover it with fine mesh like nylon stocking, coffee filter, paper towel, napkin or cotton. Use good tape or super glue to attach it. Place about 1/2 to 3/4 inch layer of dry Potato Flakes or Oatmeal in the bottom of the container. Oatmeal can be cooked but is not necessary. I've used it both ways. The Microworms live on the top of the mixture and a deeper Medium serves no purpose. Moisten with water until saturated but not runny. Use only enough water to make a paste constancy, Not Watery. Sprinkle a small pinch of yeast over the top. Add Microworm Starter Culture. Place lid on Container. Within 3 to 7 days the Microworms will start to crawl up the side of the container. COLLECTING THE MICROWORMS Using something with a flat edge, scrape the Microworms off the side of the container. Be careful not to dip into the starter culture on the bottom. I use a 2 1/2 inch 4 sided mini wooden stick, normally used for crafting (Purchased at Walmart in Crafts area). You can also use a toothpick, popsicle stick, plastic knife... Some people use a small paint brush, Q-tip or finger. Whatever works best for you! FEED THE FISH! A culture can produce Microworms well for 2 weeks & up to 6 weeks or longer. Start a new culture or more every 2 - 4 weeks using the method above. It is also good to have several cultures going at the same time just in case something happens to one. I feed multiple tanks daily so I start several new cultures every week to ensure I always have enough. Once a culture has quit producing, wash the container well. Rinse making sure there is no soap residue. Re-use the container for the next culture. Using the method above, you can produce a continuous supply of Microworms. SHIPPING PLEASE MAKE SURE THE SHIPPING ADDRESS REGISTERED WITH EBAY IS CORRECT. Orders are shipped USPS First Class Mail TRACKING WILL BE PROVIDED Please watch for your package and be available to receive it. Please don't allow your LIVE delivery to sit in a mail box or outside. 100% ALIVE & HEALTHY ARRIVAL GUARANTEE In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, we will refund the cost of that portion of the order OR replace them . NOTE: COLORS IN PHOTOS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO CAMERA, LIGHTING OR MONITOR See more in my other items GREAT GIFT IDEA! TRACKING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED. ALL CULTURES ARE PACKED WELL. PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTO AND LISTING DESCRIPTION BEFORE BUYING. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME THROUGH EBAY E-MAIL THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
Water Type:All Water Types
Amount:4 oz (1000's of Microworms in Starter Culture)
Country/Region of Manufacture:United States
Main Ingredient:Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus) Nematode