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#1 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:39 PM

I dipped this bucket of water from the quarry a week ago and it's been sealed in my Florida room for said week. Nothing that I could see was in the water, but when I opened the bucket up, there were these dark casings in the bottom and tiny red and wiggly worms. Are these wild blood worm larvae or something else? I am thinking that they are and that I have hit a killer natural food source.

 

Thanks for any help with this.

 

Chris M.

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#2 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:43 PM

I would say yes.
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#3 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 03:55 PM

I agree. Chironomid larvae of some flavor. The trick is coming up with an efficient way to harvest a bunch.


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#4 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:52 PM

Thank you. That is what I thought, but as Matt said, the trick to making it pay off is finding an efficient way to propagate them and then harvest them and continue the cycle. I do not have such facilities at my disposal....

 

Chris M.



#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:01 PM

Chris, search for wild black worm thread by Auban. He has found a way to efficiently harvest them. Very different creatures, but maybe something attracts enough wild blood worms to an area that you could easily collect a bunch. Are they attracted to a light after dark?


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#6 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:09 PM

I'll look it up and see what I find. I did scoop them out and my fish eagerly snapped them up.






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