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    Default Re: Red Wigglers...

    Paul, these are great food & discus love the smaller white ones, & are worth the trouble, IMO....lol.... Get one of the"mite" hangers they use in bird cages... They will help eradicate the flies.... Tape or stick it to cover so no contact with soil...there are other options, look 'round the internet, can't think of more right now...Dottie
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    Default Re: Red Wigglers...

    I keep mine in the fish room and have no fruit flies. Perhaps you are feeding too much or keeping the culture too moist. Just guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulW View Post
    I think I am going to abandon my worms
    I tried twice, got overrun with fruit flies both times.
    Now the bin is outside and doing fine. I might try to save the bin this fall by putting it in the garage with styrofoam around it to try to keep it warm.

    But I guess here's the point.. after paying for the bin, starter culture , blender (optional, but really helps to blend their food).. man, that's a lot of frozen food I could've bought.

    I know it works for other people, but I guess I would only recommend culturing these if you can keep them outside year round.

    I wonder if it would help to cover their food with an inch or so of bedding matieral. When I have fruit flies it seems to be because I got lazy and didn't cover up banana peels etc.

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    Default Re: Red Wigglers...

    Thanks everyone for the advice.
    Maybe I did have the material too wet.
    I actually tried to stop feeding them people food.. I was feeding them bunny poop and straw, which was great for the worms, but even with that, I still got tons of fruit flies.

    It was fun growing the worms, the flies just made it a bad experience overall, but I'm glad it's working for other people.

    I hung up several strips of fly paper, but the things just bred too fast lol.. Like I had hundreds, if not thousands of them before I gave up and moved the worms outside.

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    Default Re: Red Wigglers...

    My discus fish only eat small baby red wigglers. I no longer try to feed them the big ones.

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    Default Re: Red Wigglers...

    I am considering this. Does anyone have a link to the scientific breakdown on nutrition content?
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    I tried to keep red wigglers. Kept a bin in my basement and ended up getting infested with soldier flies, and freaked out because they look like black hornets.
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    my discus do not eat red wigglers. i think they are too big for them to eat.

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    I don't know if this works, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartinich View Post

    I don't know if this works, but...
    It does. You need to click on it to see the video.
    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartinich View Post

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    Looks Nice!

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