Daniel Posted July 15, 2020 Share Posted July 15, 2020 How I take care of blackworms I order my blackworms from Craig Shaubach at Eastern Aquatics and I have always been happy with the quality of his product. I try to get the package of worms inside as soon as UPS delivers the blackworms. The longer they sit the more their quality can deteriorate I open the box at a sink and dump the entire shipment (in my case typically 1 lb.) into a very fine mesh aquarium net. I pour 1 gallon of pre-chilled water over the worms to rinse away any foul water and worm waste. I put some of the worms in a 100 sq. inch baking dish with just enough chilled water to cover them. After 36 years of marriage my relationship is strong enough so that my wife lets me store them in the refrigerator. If the refrigerator option is not available, put them in a low sided container with a lot of surface area and place them under a cold dripping faucet in a sink. Rinse the worms daily in the net with a gallon of cold water and they will live indefinitely, or at least until your fish eat all of them. I use both the sink and refrigerator methods because it is never smart to put all your worms in one basket! 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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