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Grindal worms
December 19, 2014
12:52 am
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F. Lange Santos
Mococa, northeast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
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I am trying to cultivate these animals. But the problem is that when these pests are infesting, look on the photo.

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Would be mites? If I cultivate the worms in a soil less method, this problem ends or at least is reduced? Can I use any type of sponge as a substrate?

Second time I try the method using coconut fiber, and this crap appear.

Felipe Lange

December 20, 2014
8:27 pm
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Graham Ramsay
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If you use soil, turn it over every day. That way the mites can't get going but the worms can. It also keeps the culture lasting much longer.

December 26, 2014
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The problem is you have eggs of that pest in your culture.Wash it and save the water ,by passing it in a BBs mesh the small worms will pass through so you will have a clean strain for a new culture.I use sphagnum from chile as substrat

December 27, 2014
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F. Lange Santos
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I am now using a common sponge. The population of mites is not extinct, highly controlled. The worms are still alive.

However, as would be exactly this method of turning the soil?

Felipe Lange

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