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SUPERWORMS A VIABLE FOOD?
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shermo
Mon Jan 11 2010, 11:09am
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HEY GUYS,I AM CURRENTLY STARTING A SUPERWORM BREEDING SETUP AND THINK THIS COULD BE A VIABLE SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND FAT FOR KILLIES OF MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE,NOW IM NOT SAYING THAT YOU FEED THE ADULT WORM TO THEM BUT THE SMALL BABIES WOULD SOUND GOOD,SIMILAR TO THE CFL BEETLES BUT THE BABIES WILL BE A LITTLE MEATIER,THEY ARE MAINLY USED IN THE REPTILE HOBBY BECAUSE THEY ARE HIGH IN PROTEIN SO THIS IS WHY I AM SUGGESTING IT,I AM CURRENTLY MORPHING ABOUT 20 WORMS TO THE PUPA STAGE TO GIVE THIS A TRY,ALSO I HAVE A GREAT IDEAD FOR GUTLOADING CFL BEETLES BY FEEDING THEM FLUKERS ALL IN ONE DIET,IT PROVIDES A WATER SOURCE FOR THEM AS WELL AS VITAMINS AND MINERALS,IT IS USED FOT GUTLOADING CRICKETS FOR REPTILES BUT DOES WORK THE SAME WAY FOR FISH,I AM CURRENTLY TESTING THIS THEROY AND THE CFL BETTLE FLOCK TO IT AND TEAR IT UP,THIS MAY ALSO WORK FOR OTHER STUFF,ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRYING TO USE THIS FOR GRINDALS???I DONT HAVE ANY BUT THIS STUFF IS NOT MESSY AT ALL AND COMES IN LITTLE MOIST CUBES,IF THIS WORKS,IT COULD ELIMINATE THE MOLD FACTOR,IT DOESNT MOLD,IT WILL JUST DRY OUT AND YOU CAN EASILY REPLACE IT,PERFECT LITTLE PORTIONS,LOADED WITH THE STUFF YOU NEED TO KEEP THE FISH HEALTHY,WE JUST HAVE TO SEE IF THEY WILL EAT IT AND THRIVE ON IT,IF ANYONE COULD SEND ME SOME GRINDALS,I COULD TEST THIS THEORY.

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clearsky
Mon Jan 11 2010, 09:42pm

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Location: Virginia
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Sherm:
What are "superworms".... how big are they compared to black worms or white worms? I haven't seen them for sale on any of the sites.... thanks
david

orchid addict gone to the dogs (and now Killies)
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shermo
Tue Jan 12 2010, 09:47am
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WELL,AT THE ADULT STAGE THEY ARE PRETTY BIG,LIKE EARTHWORMS AND HAVE A ARMORED SHELL BUT WHEN THEY ARE BABIES,THEY ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A MAGGOT OR SMALLER AND VERY HIGH IN PROTEIN,IT IS AT THIS STAGE I THINK THET WILL BE VIABLE FOR CONDITIONING FISH AND PROVIDING THE NEEDED STUFF FOR OPTIMAL BREEDING,I AM SPECULATING AT THIS POINT AND IM CURRENTLY IN THE EXPERIMENTAL STAGES WITH THIS PROJECT,THESE GUYS CAN BE BOUGHT IN JUST ABOUT ANY PET STORE,THEY ARE USED FOR REPTILE FEEDING BUT I BELIEVE ITS A UNTAPPED SOURCE FOR FISH IF USED IN THE BABY STAGE WHEN THEY ARE VERY SMALL.

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