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Live Blackworms

live blackworms Lumbriculus variegatus, 1/2" to1" long
Lumbriculus variegatus, 1/2" to 1" long


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 refrigerator.

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.        

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