How to culture Microworms / Walter worms / Banana worms
They are especially good for fry (fish babies) as they help to fatten them up, they are also great for small adult fish.
They are very easy to culture.
Feeding fry live food instead of powdered flake food or similar increases the survival rate for most species and will
also aid rapid growth and development. Live food is less likely to foul the water, since live creatures will stay
alive until consumed instead of starting to decompose.
Setting Up Your Home Culture:
- Measure out your oats to give a 1cm layer in the base of your plastic tub.
- Mix your oats with boiling water until of a thick sticky consistency.
If you make your mix too dry your culture will die off, if you make it too wet your culture will smell.
- Spread your porridge over the base of your plastic tub and leave to cool.
Once cool your porridge should have a rubbery feel and you should be able to touch it without it sticking to you fingers.
- Now spread your starter culture over the centre of your porridge.
- Make a few pin holes in the centre of the lid and clip onto the tub, place the culture at room temperature.
- Within 48 hours you should see your worms multiplying and they will start to climb the sides of your tub.