Large 2oz Walter Worm Starter
Includes Baker's Yeast Culture Food - Feeding Pipettes
Very Thorough Instructions Included With Purchase
This auction is for a large two ounce starter culture of walter worms. This is a healthy, sizable culture that can be used to start mother cultures that will be ready to feed in short order.
The walter worm is much smaller (about half the size ) than its cousin the micro worm and is a perfect first food for very small fry. Walter worms were first isolated and cultured by Helmut Walter of Germany in 2002, and were introduced to California aquarists when he visited there that same year. Walter worms stay alive in the tank for 24 hours or more and float in the water column longer than their larger cousins, giving your fry longer to find them.
These nematode worms thrive in a simple culture medium of oatmeal enriched with a small sprinkle of active baker's yeast. Room temperature up to about 85 F is acceptable, and the worms throw 40 or so young from the their 4th day on. There will ALWAYS be enough worms on hand for all the fry you can produce. Within literally days of starting your cultures with our large starter portion you will see the surface of your cultures shimmering with millions of worms. The white areas on the sides of the culture below are many thousands of nematode worms.
You also get three of my 7ml feeding pipettes
These heavy duty - and most importantly wide barreled - six inch long pipettes are graduated in 1/2 ml increments up the 3ml stem and hold a total of 7ml. They have multiple uses in any fish room or breeding setup. They will come in handy for dispensing medications, transferring fry and eggs (just snip the tip wider with a pair of scissors), delivering small foods right to the fry that need them without spreading them all over the tank, and a whole host of other applications.