Blackworms are an ideal food for small and hatchling
box turtles and aquatic turtles. They are also a great fish food.
Upon the arrival of your
Blackworms thoroughly rinse them with AGED PRE CHILLED WATER
(40-50 degrees) until their run off water is clear and clean. When
placing them in your live Blackworm keeper or other container make sure
that your worms are no thicker then 1/2 inch. If they are thicker they
may suffocate or try to escape from their container. Keep no more then
1/2 inch of water above them, and do not cover their container they
need to be able to breath.
Keep your Blackworms in
the refrigerator. They need to be kept between 40-55 degrees. Do not
keep them in an aquarium, outside boxes, basements etc. Only in the
To keep your worms fresh
they should be rinsed at least once a day. Use only AGED PRE
CHILLED WATER when rinsing. Do not use aquarium water, or room
temperature water. Only cold 40-50 degree water.
You do not have to feed
your worms, they will live off their own body weight. However the
longer they are kept they will lose weight. Weekly orders are suggested
to insure freshness. Uneaten worms will not foul your aquarium, but do
feed according to your fish and aquarium size.
Our Blackworms ( THEY
ARE NOT TUBIFEX) are farm raised in the best of conditions. They are
not harvested from ditches, duck ponds, factory run offs, or hatchery
ponds. At various times of the year different types of worms and flat
worms might appear mixed with your Blackworms. These are not harmful to
your fish or turtles.