{"id":6507419269,"title":"Banana Worms (Large Producing Cultures) 8 oz.","handle":"banana-worms-large-producing-cultures-8-oz","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYou will receive: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e(1) 8 oz. bag of Banana Worms and culture media.  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is not a starter culture but a conditioned, producing banana worm culture.  You can start using the banana worms as live food immediately and make many more cultures from it.  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e PLUS:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOne Sample Pack of  \"\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eCrazy Worm Formula.\u003c\/span\u003e\"  This is an excellent food for your banana worms.  It gives them the right kind of nourishment to help them grow very quickly and reproduce faster.  Simply add aged or boiling water to the formula and when it reaches room temperature add active yeast (small package included) a ripe banana and than some of your banana worms from your existing cultures.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms Background:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePanagrellus Nepenthicola or Banana Worm is actually not a worm at all, but called a worm because of their minute size and worm like appearance. Banana Worms are actually a species of nematode, which grows on average to 1\/16 of an inch or less or a little smaller in size than the micro worm. They are a slightly more productive worm than the micro worms though. They very tiny, and if you can’t see very close you might just miss them. Banana Worms are white-clear and have a worm like shape and movement. Banana worms are non-parasitic and live off of the bacteria and yeast from the banana culture medium. They live for about 35 days and a female banana worm can have 60 young a day at around 4 days old.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms can live at temperature room temperatures, and optimum reproduction rate is at about 68-85F degrees.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy Banana Worms?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are one of the best foods to start out for your newly hatched fish fry like killifish, guppies, betas, gouramis, tetra, barbs, danios, and many others. They are more size appropriate (1\/16 inch or less) for very small fry that are not able to eat baby brine shrimp or micro worms. Banana Worms reproduce faster than micro worms, which make them easier to culture faster if you are short on time. Baby brine shrimp are often too large for some newly hatched fish fry to eat in the first couple weeks of life. Also, baby brine shrimp are harder to rear due to temperature, salinity, and growth restrains.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are perfect for rearing at room temperatures. Also, you don’t have to worry about rinsing the salt off of your worms. Simply a Q-tip or a small clean paintbrush, and remove the worms from the sides of your container. Removing banana worms from the sides will reduce debris contamination. Then, take your Q-tip or small paintbrush, and rinse it in your fish tank.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRemember over feeding of any food can cause a loose in a whole fry batch. The good thing about banana worms is that they can live in a tank of water for over 12 hours. Also, you don’t have to worry about banana worms getting too big for your new fish fry.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are easy to culture at home for a never ending supple of newly hatched fry food.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to culture Banana Worms:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThere are several ways to culture Banana Worms. You just have to be able to meet their environmental needs. The container we provided for you, which your Banana worms are in, is only a temporary home for shipping purposes.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFirst, you will need a container or two to hold you worms in. Plastic transparent containers work best. Like an old ice cream tub or deli container. The container must have a tight fitting lid. The container they are not picky about because they don’t mind it dark. Now, with the container lid you will need to puncture some small breathing holes in the lid (only lid.) Banana worms need oxygen to survive, but now we need to keep out other pests from our Banana worm culture. It’s a fact Banana worms stink. But they are supposed to stink because they live and eat off of bacteria and yeast. But, this smell causes other creatures to want into your culture like flies. To keep the flies out, you need to either put a paper towel down under the lid when you close the container or you will need to tape a paper towel tightly over the holes you created in the top of your lid. Be careful not to tape your holes though. The towel will allow for air exchange, but keep pests out.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNow, you will need to prepare food for your Banana worms. There are several recipes that you can start your worms on and I will provide a couple that can work for home culturing purposes.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNOTE: Always allow your grain mixture to cool. Any hot temperatures you will KILL your Banana worms.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1)     \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eCrazy Worm Formula: \u003c\/span\u003e Add the formula to your culture container along with boiling water and go for a consistency of paste not too thin like soup and not to clumpy. Leave it to cool to room temperature. Then, add a mush banana to the container. Next, take a little baker’s yeast just a tiny pinch and add it to the surface of your media. Now, it is ready to add some of your purchased Banana worm culture. 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Banana Worms are actually a species of nematode, which grows on average to 1\/16 of an inch or less or a little smaller in size than the micro worm. They are a slightly more productive worm than the micro worms though. They very tiny, and if you can’t see very close you might just miss them. Banana Worms are white-clear and have a worm like shape and movement. Banana worms are non-parasitic and live off of the bacteria and yeast from the banana culture medium. They live for about 35 days and a female banana worm can have 60 young a day at around 4 days old.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms can live at temperature room temperatures, and optimum reproduction rate is at about 68-85F degrees.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy Banana Worms?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are one of the best foods to start out for your newly hatched fish fry like killifish, guppies, betas, gouramis, tetra, barbs, danios, and many others. They are more size appropriate (1\/16 inch or less) for very small fry that are not able to eat baby brine shrimp or micro worms. Banana Worms reproduce faster than micro worms, which make them easier to culture faster if you are short on time. Baby brine shrimp are often too large for some newly hatched fish fry to eat in the first couple weeks of life. Also, baby brine shrimp are harder to rear due to temperature, salinity, and growth restrains.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are perfect for rearing at room temperatures. Also, you don’t have to worry about rinsing the salt off of your worms. Simply a Q-tip or a small clean paintbrush, and remove the worms from the sides of your container. Removing banana worms from the sides will reduce debris contamination. Then, take your Q-tip or small paintbrush, and rinse it in your fish tank.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRemember over feeding of any food can cause a loose in a whole fry batch. The good thing about banana worms is that they can live in a tank of water for over 12 hours. Also, you don’t have to worry about banana worms getting too big for your new fish fry.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBanana Worms are easy to culture at home for a never ending supple of newly hatched fry food.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to culture Banana Worms:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThere are several ways to culture Banana Worms. You just have to be able to meet their environmental needs. The container we provided for you, which your Banana worms are in, is only a temporary home for shipping purposes.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFirst, you will need a container or two to hold you worms in. Plastic transparent containers work best. Like an old ice cream tub or deli container. The container must have a tight fitting lid. The container they are not picky about because they don’t mind it dark. Now, with the container lid you will need to puncture some small breathing holes in the lid (only lid.) Banana worms need oxygen to survive, but now we need to keep out other pests from our Banana worm culture. It’s a fact Banana worms stink. But they are supposed to stink because they live and eat off of bacteria and yeast. But, this smell causes other creatures to want into your culture like flies. To keep the flies out, you need to either put a paper towel down under the lid when you close the container or you will need to tape a paper towel tightly over the holes you created in the top of your lid. Be careful not to tape your holes though. The towel will allow for air exchange, but keep pests out.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNow, you will need to prepare food for your Banana worms. There are several recipes that you can start your worms on and I will provide a couple that can work for home culturing purposes.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNOTE: Always allow your grain mixture to cool. Any hot temperatures you will KILL your Banana worms.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1)     \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eCrazy Worm Formula: \u003c\/span\u003e Add the formula to your culture container along with boiling water and go for a consistency of paste not too thin like soup and not to clumpy. Leave it to cool to room temperature. Then, add a mush banana to the container. Next, take a little baker’s yeast just a tiny pinch and add it to the surface of your media. Now, it is ready to add some of your purchased Banana worm culture. Take a teaspoon of your  banana worm culture and spread it on the surface.  You are good to go.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_8c041c24-2f55-41fb-a80d-1a07fb1d1e00_compact.png?v=1470159405\" alt=\"We Quick Ship\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Banana Worms (Large Producing Cultures) 8 oz.

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You will receive: 

(1) 8 oz. bag of Banana Worms and culture media.  

This is not a starter culture but a conditioned, producing banana worm culture.  You can start using the banana worms as live food immediately and make many more cultures from it.  

 PLUS:

One Sample Pack of  "Crazy Worm Formula."  This is an excellent food for your banana worms.  It gives them the right kind of nourishment to help them grow very quickly and reproduce faster.  Simply add aged or boiling water to the formula and when it reaches room temperature add active yeast (small package included) a ripe banana and than some of your banana worms from your existing cultures.

Banana Worms Background:

Panagrellus Nepenthicola or Banana Worm is actually not a worm at all, but called a worm because of their minute size and worm like appearance. Banana Worms are actually a species of nematode, which grows on average to 1/16 of an inch or less or a little smaller in size than the micro worm. They are a slightly more productive worm than the micro worms though. They very tiny, and if you can’t see very close you might just miss them. Banana Worms are white-clear and have a worm like shape and movement. Banana worms are non-parasitic and live off of the bacteria and yeast from the banana culture medium. They live for about 35 days and a female banana worm can have 60 young a day at around 4 days old.

Banana Worms can live at temperature room temperatures, and optimum reproduction rate is at about 68-85F degrees.

Why Banana Worms?

Banana Worms are one of the best foods to start out for your newly hatched fish fry like killifish, guppies, betas, gouramis, tetra, barbs, danios, and many others. They are more size appropriate (1/16 inch or less) for very small fry that are not able to eat baby brine shrimp or micro worms. Banana Worms reproduce faster than micro worms, which make them easier to culture faster if you are short on time. Baby brine shrimp are often too large for some newly hatched fish fry to eat in the first couple weeks of life. Also, baby brine shrimp are harder to rear due to temperature, salinity, and growth restrains.

Banana Worms are perfect for rearing at room temperatures. Also, you don’t have to worry about rinsing the salt off of your worms. Simply a Q-tip or a small clean paintbrush, and remove the worms from the sides of your container. Removing banana worms from the sides will reduce debris contamination. Then, take your Q-tip or small paintbrush, and rinse it in your fish tank.

Remember over feeding of any food can cause a loose in a whole fry batch. The good thing about banana worms is that they can live in a tank of water for over 12 hours. Also, you don’t have to worry about banana worms getting too big for your new fish fry.

Banana Worms are easy to culture at home for a never ending supple of newly hatched fry food.

How to culture Banana Worms:

There are several ways to culture Banana Worms. You just have to be able to meet their environmental needs. The container we provided for you, which your Banana worms are in, is only a temporary home for shipping purposes.

First, you will need a container or two to hold you worms in. Plastic transparent containers work best. Like an old ice cream tub or deli container. The container must have a tight fitting lid. The container they are not picky about because they don’t mind it dark. Now, with the container lid you will need to puncture some small breathing holes in the lid (only lid.) Banana worms need oxygen to survive, but now we need to keep out other pests from our Banana worm culture. It’s a fact Banana worms stink. But they are supposed to stink because they live and eat off of bacteria and yeast. But, this smell causes other creatures to want into your culture like flies. To keep the flies out, you need to either put a paper towel down under the lid when you close the container or you will need to tape a paper towel tightly over the holes you created in the top of your lid. Be careful not to tape your holes though. The towel will allow for air exchange, but keep pests out.

Now, you will need to prepare food for your Banana worms. There are several recipes that you can start your worms on and I will provide a couple that can work for home culturing purposes.

NOTE: Always allow your grain mixture to cool. Any hot temperatures you will KILL your Banana worms.

1)     Crazy Worm Formula:  Add the formula to your culture container along with boiling water and go for a consistency of paste not too thin like soup and not to clumpy. Leave it to cool to room temperature. Then, add a mush banana to the container. Next, take a little baker’s yeast just a tiny pinch and add it to the surface of your media. Now, it is ready to add some of your purchased Banana worm culture. Take a teaspoon of your  banana worm culture and spread it on the surface.  You are good to go.

 

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