We sell our Blackworms in packing serve of 20 grams (20ml). They are in a container without water. We do not pre-pack the worms each order is packed as it is done. This is to enable you to receive your worms in their best condition. As we find pre-packing like some stores you may get worms that have sat in containers or bags for days the worms may deteriorate if left for more than a few hours on a warm shop counter.
We ship our worms fresh and with ice to keep them cool and fresh when you receive them after preparing them to store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You should empty the container they arrive in into a container/ bucket of cool, aged water and swirled thoroughly by hand. Worms will settle and regroup within a minute or so. Do not leave worms in the rinse bucket for more than a few minutes.
Water should then be poured off slowly (careful not to pour out worms) through a fine plastic sieve.
Do not to add all the Blackworms to your tank at once. They are best fed a few at a time via a plastic Tubifex feeder. The balance can be kept in a container half-filled with water in a refrigerator. (Remember to label them)
The condition of the water must be checked regularly for cloudiness. If it has discoloured or has become even slightly cloudy, change it again with water of the correct quality parameters. Under these conditions, the worms will keep for several weeks.
Before receiving your shipment
- Fill two or three 1.25l containers with aged water. Kept cool in the fridge before ordering live worms.
- Have on hand sufficient aged water to do at least one complete water change per container. NOTE: In some areas, the worms will survive well in straight tap water. As a general rule, if your fish won’t survive in the water, neither will the worms.